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Shipwrecks seen as international tourism draw for Portsmouth

By   /  October 18, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Kathy Abbass, executive director of the Rhode Island Marine Archeology Project (RIMAP), leads a tour of Fort Butts back in May. RIMAP is proposing to build a maritime museum and major archeological research facility on the property.

PORTSMOUTH — Teaching about shipwrecks and how to salvage historical marine artifacts would be the key to a successful marine archeology center at Fort Butts, Rhode Island’s director of tourism said this week. “If your museum becomes a teaching place … I think that’s where your money is,” said Mark Brodeur, state director of tourism at […]

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Portsmouth’s Fort Butts eyed for museum

By   /  May 9, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Kathy Abbass, director of the The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, leads a tour Saturday of Fort Butts, where the group hopes to build a museum and research facility.

PORTSMOUTH — These days Fort Butts may be better known as the spot where high school students go to settle their differences, but a nonprofit marine archaeology group says there may be gold in that hill. A strategic encampment during the Battle of Rhode Island in the Revolutionary War, Fort Butts is being proposed by The […]

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Portsmouth 375th busy on Saturday

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  News, Things to Do  /  No Comments

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, the Portsmouth Garden Club and Girl Scouts will lead a cleanup of Founders' Grove, where the town settlers first arrived in 1638.

PORTSMOUTH — It will be another busy weekend for the Portsmouth 375th celebration. First, the 375th Steering Committee is helping to promote the Portsmouth Free Public Library‘s annual spring fund-raiser, “Touch-a-Truck,” which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Glen Park. The event gives youngsters a chance to get up close and personal with all […]

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