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New Executive Director Bill Lynn is preparing for the Herreshoff Marine Museum's 2015 season, which begins April 25. Here, he adjusts the rigging on the Reliance model, a one-sixth replica of the famed America's Cup yacht.

New leader takes helm of Herreshoff museum

New leader takes helm of Herreshoff museum

Touting the museum’s “upside potential” and ability to be a “showpiece” for Bristol, new Executive Director Bill Lynn took the helm of Herreshoff Marine Museum this month. “I think this place is sort of a hidden gem,” Mr. Lynn said. “People who know it love it. I want to get more people to come here,

Herreshoff Marine Museum volunteer Sandy Lee adjusts the bowsprit spreader on the model of the Reliance.

Herreshoff genius still a model for companies today

For a company that saw its heyday before the advent of computers, before planes were in the air and even before cars were on the road, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company was a technological wonder. “We’ve lost track of how advanced manufacturing was in the early 1900s. We think of that as the dark ages,” said

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Bristol roads ‘vulnerable’ to sea level rise

Two state roads running through Bristol are among the most vulnerable in Rhode Island to sea level rise, and dozens of local roads will also be inundated as climate change continues to force global waters higher, according to a new state report. Parts of Hope Street and Poppasquash Road are listed among the top 10

A car throws a wake on Mathewson Road during a 2012 storm.

State report: Barrington roads ‘vulnerable’ to sea level rise

Three state roads in Barrington are included in a report that lists road segments that are “most vulnerable to sea level rise.” Segments of County Road, Massasoit Avenue and the Wampanoag Trail are highlighted in a report titled “Vulnerability of Transportation Assets to Sea Level Rise.” The Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program, the Rhode Island

The family crew of Flamili prepares to leave the Bristol Yacht Club on a trans-atlantic journey to France last July. The family will share their experience at this weekend's Providence Boat Show.

Providence Boat Show has Bristol vibe

The Mouligne family boarded their boat in Bristol early last summer and set sail toward the east with the goal of traversing the Atlantic Ocean. One month and 3,200 miles later, the Bristol family of four — plus two French cousins — landed their 45-foot sailboat “Flamili” at the French port of Arzal, completing a

The partially sunken 42-foot powerboat off the west side of Common Fence Point Friday morning. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Man pulled from sinking boat off Portsmouth

Note: This story was updated at 10:28 a.m. Friday. PORTSMOUTH — A man was pulled from a boat that had been reported sinking in the frigid waters off Common Fence Point Thursday night. Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien said the man was doing well and refused to be treated at the scene. “He was pulled

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