Little Compton, Rhode Island: Peggotty - Art Boat Thing

An old boat transformed into an art studio by a long-dead watercolor painter.

Wilbor House

Address:
548 West Main Rd, Little Compton, RI
Directions:
Route 77/W Main Rd. north of Southworth Swamp Rd. At the Wilbor House.
Hours:
Th-Su 1-5 pm in summer, weekends only Sep-Oct (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
401-635-4035
Admission:
Free.
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Peggotty - Art Boat Thing

The artist studio of Sidney Burleigh. Peggotty is a boat that he turned into a thatched-roof studio, complete with doors and windows. It was not intended as a "houseboat." It is currently sheltered at the Wilbor House on West Main Road in Little Compton, RI.

[L Deaett, 12/29/2008]

Sydney Burleigh, who's been dead since 1931, was an artist famous for his watercolor paintings. Peggotty was built around a sailboat, and it's displayed today by the Little Compton Historical Society. It's no landlocked house-boat, but might be worth investigating...


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