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“It’s the end of an era. It’s too bad it happened this way,” said Eric Leite, captain of the Prudence Island Ferry, while he took what may be the last of an estimated 45,000 round-trip runs from Bristol to the island on Sunday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Bon voyage, Prudence Island Ferry

Bon voyage, Prudence Island Ferry

PORTSMOUTH — Christine Heal greeted Eric Leite with a bottle of red wine and a hug Sunday morning at Prudence Island Ferry’s Bristol landing. “Thanks for everything you’ve done for my family,” she told Mr. Leite, who said goodbye to passengers Sunday after 18 years at the helm of the ferry as captain — a job that’s

Stephen Antaya, president of A&R Marine Corp., gives islanders an update Saturday on the company’s ferry schedule.

Prudence residents updated on new ferry

PRUDENCE ISLAND — Due to ongoing improvements needed on both ends of the ferry run, Prudence Island residents won’t have a means of bringing cars to and from the island from Sept. 15 to 30, according to a representative from new ferry provider A&R Marine Corp. The existing ferry provider, Prudence Island Ferry, is ending

File photo of A&R Marine Corp.’s 112-foot ferry. Several modifications have been made on the boat since this photograph was taken.

CRMC OKs plan for Prudence ferry dock

PORTSMOUTH — The state Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) Tuesday night approved the Town of Portsmouth and A&R Marine Corp.’s application to build a new ferry pier on Prudence Island, according to Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin. The town is leasing to A&R Marine — doing business as Prudence & Bay Islands Transport — a 15,000-square-foot parcel adjacent

File photo of A&R Marine Corp.’s 112-foot ferry. Several modifications have been made on the boat since this photograph was taken.

CRMC to hear application for new Prudence ferry dock

PORTSMOUTH — The state Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) on Tuesday night, July 22, will consider an application by the Town of Portsmouth and A&R Marine Corp. to build a new ferry pier on Prudence Island. The CRMC hearing begins at 6 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Administration Building, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence. The

The Prudence Island Ferry leaves its dock from Homestead last year. The Town of Portsmouth is negotiating with a competitor, A&R Marine Corp., to lease town-owned land nearby for a new dock.

Portsmouth applies for permit for ferry dock on Prudence

PORTSMOUTH — In a move that would bring a competing ferry service one step closer to reality, the town is applying for a license from the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to build a dock for a ferry on town-owned property on Prudence Island. Town Council President James Seveney announced the decision Monday night following

The Prudence Island Ferry at the Bristol landing on Thames Street.

Which ferry company will dock at Bristol landing?

BRISTOL — Prudence Island Ferry’s lease for the Town of Bristol’s dock expires in less than seven weeks, yet it’s still unclear what ferry service will be using the landing going forward. Both Prudence Island Ferry owner Bruce Medley and a competing service, A&R Marine Corp., have been talking with Bristol officials in hopes of securing

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Two ferries for Prudence Island a possibility

A competing ferry service for Prudence Island is one step closer to becoming a reality. In the latest development of the Prudence ferry service saga, the Advocacy Section of the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers recommended Tuesday that the Division grant A&R Marine’s application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN). A

Letter: Portsmouth should still pursue ferry alternatives

Editor’s note: The following letter, dated Jan. 16, was sent to Portsmouth Town Administrator John Klimm. The letter-writer owns property on Hog Island. To the editor: Prudence Island is physically isolated from Portsmouth mainland by water and has many issues unique to them. The Portsmouth Town Council is to be commended for creating the Prudence

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Prudence panel votes no confidence in ferry’s commitment

PORTSMOUTH — In a vote that could ultimately influence decision-makers on their choice of a ferry operator into the future, the majority of residents at a meeting Saturday said they have no confidence in Prudence Island Ferry’s long-term commitment to provide reliable service. Prudence Island Ferry owner Bruce Medley, however, said the 25 people who attended

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Prudence Ferry captain responds to concerns

PORTSMOUTH — The senior captain for Prudence Ferry responded to concerns about the existing ferry service at Monday night’s Town Council meeting. Longtime ferry employee Eric Leite’s appearance came one day before the R.I. Public Utilities Commission’s Division of Public Utilities and Carriers’ (PUC) hearing today on A&R Marine’s application for a certificate of public

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