Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island (Postcard History Series)

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Rhode Island, "the Ocean State," consists of only 1,200 square miles, and one-quarter of the state is tidewater. With over 350 miles of coastline, a third of the citizens live within a mile of the seashore. The Narragansett Bay, spanning 102 square miles, is the heart of the state. From the early 19th to the mid-20th century, the shell and finfish industries flourished within the bay. Amusement parks and seaside dining halls sprang up on both sides. Beaches catered to Victorian ladies and gentlemen who took in ...
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Overview


Rhode Island, "the Ocean State," consists of only 1,200 square miles, and one-quarter of the state is tidewater. With over 350 miles of coastline, a third of the citizens live within a mile of the seashore. The Narragansett Bay, spanning 102 square miles, is the heart of the state. From the early 19th to the mid-20th century, the shell and finfish industries flourished within the bay. Amusement parks and seaside dining halls sprang up on both sides. Beaches catered to Victorian ladies and gentlemen who took in the air but never wet their feet. The nation's security has also played a major role in these waters. Through more than 200 stunning images, readers will see how Rhode Islanders found their fortune and character on the Narragansett Bay.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738544588
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 823,694
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author


Richard V. Simpson, a native Rhode Islander, moved to Bristol in 1960, a short walk from the Narragansett Bay. For 28 years, Simpson worked with the U.S. Navy in Newport. This is his 13th published title and his 10th published by Arcadia. Since 1985, Simpson has authored over 65 articles on various antiques subjects for the national monthly Antiques & Collecting Magazine.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 7
1 The U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet, Naval War College, Naval Torpedo Station 9
2 Tall Ships and Swift Sailors 25
3 Steamers and Ferries on Narragansett Bay 39
4 Spanning Narragansett Bay 73
5 Rhode Island Yacht Clubs 79
6 Life Saving Stations 93
7 Narragansett Bay Lights 107
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2006

    What you ever wanted to know about Narragansett Bay

    Simpson's photo captions takes the reader on a journey over the bay waters with an in depth narrtive -- like a sight-seeing guide. There are many rare photo post card images of long forgotten US Life Saving Stations and historic light houses some of which are no longer in existance. I loved the photos of the tall ships that visited RI and Simposn's descriptive history of each ship. I never know there were so many yacht clubs in RI. I'm buying copies of this book as gifts for friends with a naughtal leaning.

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