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PROVIDENCE, R.I. If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found at the bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island will own it outright because of a legal maneuver it took nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old maritime practice.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:57

The blessing of the fleet

A tradition of over 35 years, Rhode Island has honored its coastline laborers with a weekend-long event including a road race, seafood festival and diverse festivities on the weekend of July 28. Held in Galilee, it coincides with another fervently held tradition: drinking coffee milk. You think we Mainers are stubborn about how our lobster and chowder should be enjoyed? Ha! Rhode Islanders have been steadfast in how they make their coffee milk. Many believe that only Eclipse syrup should be used, while others think that Autocrat Coffee syrup is the only way to go, even though Autocrat bought out Eclipse in 1991. In 1993, the state senate even approved coffee milk as the official state drink of Rhode Island.

Published in The Cooking Edge

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