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The eroded underbelly of the Stone Bridge - Tiverton side. The destruction is accelerating thanks to dramatic increase in tidal flow through the basin, experts say.

Commentary: Rushing waters threaten Tiverton Basin

Commentary: Rushing waters threaten Tiverton Basin

By Bruce H. Cox Chairman, Tiverton Harbor and Coastal Waters Management Commission There is an emergency in the Tiverton harbor basin. It is the accelerated erosion of the Stone Bridge abutment. It has been known for years that it has been eroding, but as of late the rate of erosion has accelerated, as reported in the

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Drone footage of Colt State Park

The relentless winter has seen the entire Bristol Harbor frozen for the first time in recent memory, giving local drone pilot Matt Stephenson an opportunity to capture the winter wonderland from the air. While the winter may be starting to break. While overnight lows are still expected to drop below freeing, daytime highs are forecast

In this photo taken by Onne van der Wal, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry brings to mind Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, which was stranded in the Antarctic in 1914. Photo by Onne van der Wal/OHPRI.

Ice doesn’t slow work on tall ship in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The bitter cold hasn’t slowed down construction on “Rhode Island’s tall ship,” SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, despite it being surrounded by ice at the Hinckley Company marina. Once completed, the 200-foot-long, three-masted sailing school vessel will be owned and operated by the non-profit Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island and represent the state wherever she

Sea life begins attaching itself to a small Reef Ball, similar to those proposed for Mt. Hope Bay. The plan has been scuttled for now after commercial fishermen objected. (photo courtesy of reefball.org).

Reef Ball plan takes flak at hearing

A plan to install three artificial reefs in East Bay waters has been withdrawn to give proponents time to look into possible changes after the proposal was criticized during a recent hearing before the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). The plan would place clusters of 30 “Reef Balls” at quarter-acre sites — off Weaver

Coggeshall Farm historic specialist Saro Schwarzkopf pets Fillpail, an American milking devon.

Living history supports Coggeshall’s future

Cindy Elder began her day at the farm last Monday shoveling snow for seemed like the hundredth time, helping dig out a car that slid off the road behind the farmhouse and hauling water to animals that couldn’t be delivered through frozen pipes, all before sitting down in her office surrounded by barn cats let

Weather is to blame for damage done to this Barrington dock.

Cold snaps cove’s docks in Barrington

The long wooden dock that stands just north of the White Church Bridge is buckled and broken … and Mother Nature is to blame. The freezing temperatures this winter and the thick ice that has built up along the Barrington River, Palmer River and in Hundred Acre Cove have ripped pilings out of the ground

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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