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Seen here looking from Portsmouth southeast down the river toward Tiverton and Little Compton, ice covers the Sakonnet shore to shore Friday afternoon.

Ice blocks the Sakonnet River

Ice blocks the Sakonnet River

Ice covered the Sakonnet River shore-to-shore Friday, the first time that has happened in several years. At around the south end of Gould Island, a virtually unbroken sheet of ice  reached from Nanaquaket in Tiverton to the west end of Park Avenue in Portsmouth. That ice appeared to reach south a considerable distance down the

“Little” Gould Island in the Sakonnet River, owned by the Audubon Society of R.I. for use as a bird rookery, has a mysterious and colorful history.

‘Meteor’ struck Gould Island 100 years ago!

Known as ‘Snake Island’ to locals, Gould Island has an intriguing history — if you can separate fact from fiction PORTSMOUTH — With a terrific report that was heard for a radius of from 15 to 20 miles about the country, a huge meteor fell into the Seaconnet river near the home of Capt. Nathaniel B.