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The Strikingly Unusual Clingstone Mansion

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J.S. Lovering Wharton built this house on a rock off the coast of Rhode Island because, as legend has it, he wanted a place where no one could bother him.

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This aerial journey is short on mileage but long on history. Known as the Ocean State, even though 60% of it is covered in woodland and parks, Rhode Island features 400 miles of tidal shorelines and is the sailing capital of the world. With an array of lighthouses and even more stories of rumrunners, pirates and captains of industry, this state represents our nation's progress and its excesses. See it from the sky and witness the East Coast’s tiny gleaming treasure.

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