Bob Geake is a local historian and the author of several books on Rhode Island and New England history, including A History of the Narragansett Tribe: Keepers of the BayNative and New AmericansHistoric Taverns of Rhode IslandA History of the Providence RiverThe New England Mariner Tradition, and Colonial New England Curiosities.  Mr. Geake was the events coordinator for the Brown Bookstore for many years.  Currently, he is an archivist at the Warwick Historical Society and also serves as a board member of the Warwick Historical Society. He is a docent at Smith’s Castle in Wickford, and serves on its educational planning committee.