Block Island Times

Did you know Superman’s friend?

For several decades, starting in 1959, Carroll Rheinstrom and his wife Irene had a beautiful house (although, oddly, it had only one room) on a 12-acre Block Island parcel. The house had a beautiful view of Scotch Beach with its wide-open stretches of white sand. The couple enjoyed sailing their yacht, Vaeringer II, out of the Block Island Club and into Long Island Sound.
Rheinstrom, with residences also in New York City and Columbia County, New York, had friends, but few knew the details of his business activities. Not that what he did was illegal. Beginning

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