Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Enishkeetompauog and Enisketomp
On Saturday morning, I rolled Kenny’s Tiger out of the garage and set off for the Orient Ferry on the east end of the Island. My Tiger is in need of a new chain and sprockets. It’s nice to have a “spare” around for just such an occasion. 🙂
The Orient Ferry drops you off in New London, Connecticut on the other side of the Long Island Sound. From there it’s a hop, skip and a jump to visit Enishkeetompauog, the Whispering Giant in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Enishkeetompauog is in good shape considering his age. He was dedicated in 1982. Apparently this statue is stained. I’m not sure that’s common among the other Whispering Giants.
While I was standing around checking him out, I became fixated on some type of cocoon or grody to the max egg sack lodged in his right nostril. Poor guy. He’s gonna have a mug full of creepy crawlies pretty soon.
It was before noon when I wrapped up my visit with the big man. My original plan was only to visit the Rhode Island giant but since I didn’t need to be home for any particular reason I zipped over to Plymouth, Massachusetts to see Enisketomp. You know, while I was in the neighborhood.
Enisketomp stands about 30 feet tall to the top of his feathers. He is wonderful. A pair of long braids drape down along the side of his face. I’m so bummed that due to the time of day I visited, he was really backlit. I couldn’t manage to get a great photo of his whole visage. You’ll have to Google him, he’s great to look at.
So these two fellas make 3 Whispering Giants visited for me. I’m thinking my next stop with either be Williamsport, PA or Laconia, NH. Maybe I’ll flip a coin to see who wins: Chief Woapalanee or Keewakwa Abenaki Keenahbeh.
Other Posts about Whispering Giants
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- Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Williamsport, Pa. Giant is Missing
- Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Enishkeetompauog and Enisketomp
- Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Omiskanoagwiak - Springfield, MA
- Planning: Whispering Giants Grand Tour