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One of the architectural renderings of a maritime museum and archeological research facility The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project would eventually like to see built on the northeast slope of Butts Hill.

Portsmouth updated on Fort Butts museum project

Portsmouth updated on Fort Butts museum project

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night got its first glimpse of a proposed maritime museum being proposed for Fort Butts near Portsmouth High School. The nonporofit Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) wants to build a maritime museum and major archeological research facility at town-owned Fort Butts, the largest Revolutionary War earthwork in Southern

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.

Shipwrecks seen as international tourism draw for Portsmouth

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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