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About Varoujan Karentz

Varoujan Karentz, a retired corporate executive, experienced off-shore sailor, and author of three Rhode Island history books and numerous articles, is a native of Rhode Islander, living in Jamestown, Rhode Island and Vero Beach, Florida. He has served on the boards of a number of historic organizations, including Heritage Harbor Corporation, Beavertail Lighthouse Museum, and the Armenian Historical Association.
Latest Posts | By Varoujan Karentz
Beavertail’s Top Secret Spraycliff Observatory During World War II
4 months ago

Beavertail’s Top Secret Spraycliff Observatory During World War II

Spraycliff Observatory, located on the Beavertail peninsula on Conanicut Island (the town of Jamestown), was a top secret World War II facility. The activities of Spraycliff Observatory provided a …
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The Life Savers: Rhode Island’s Forgotten Service, 1872-1914
9 months ago

The Life Savers: Rhode Island’s Forgotten Service, 1872-1914

[Editor’s note: This article is a synopsis of the book by Varoujan Karentz, The Life Savers, Rhode Island’s Forgotten Service (Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2012), ISBN-13-978-1463791025, and also contains excerpts from …
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