Rhode Island Picture Post Cards
Casey Point at Saunderstown, RI - 1909
(Scroll Down for History of Casey Farm)

This Post Card is labeled "A Rocky Shore, Saunderstown, RI;" however having grown up in the area, this location is quite familiar to me. The foreground is taken from just to the north of Saunderstown Beach and in the distance sticking out to the right is Casey's Point.

Casey's Point is part of the Casey Homestead and Farm, a historic farm operated by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

VIEW: Casey Farm Post Card

My dad and I used to fish off of Casey's Point during the summer months. There was a sharp incline, (shoal) that extended out from the point and it was one of our top spots for catching large summer flounder, (Fluke). We used Clam Worms for bait. These were rather large worms, greenish/red in color with a red fringe and pinchers at the working end that could deliver a rather nasty bite if you weren't careful. Sometimes we would also use Silverside Minnows. We had small bait trap that we would set out in Casey's Pond. This was a small tidal pond that was almost entirely enclosed inside Casey's Point except for one small inlet/outlet at the north side of the point. 

This rocky stretch of shore was also an excellent place to gather mussels. 

VIEW: Saunderstown Map and Casey Farm Location 

VIEW: Saunderstown Postal History Pages

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