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PROVIDENCE — As Memorial Day and the start of the boating season approaches, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking boaters to follow COVID-19 social distancing rules and … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association last week issued the following guidance regarding the safe operation of … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a noteworthy move for many residents of the East Bay and southeastern Massachusetts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended its deadline for … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city’s coastline will enjoy a first among attempts to help the continued regeneration of Narragansett Bay as a whole and the waters off East Providence … more
They’ve been gone for many years, but with any luck and some time oysters will return to the Kickekmuit River, where 50,000 of them were released Friday. The small seed oysters, each about … more
In its years as the main Prudence Island ferry, the Herbert C. Bonner has carried countless passengers back and forth to Prudence Island. But few sails were as memorable as its two and a half-hour … more
A little bit of the Kickemuit will be missing this Spring, when the warm weather returns and locals start hauling their boats back onto the river. By then Mama Junk, a 60-year-old Chinese vessel that … more
The immense new catamaran Skylark will battle storms and circle the globe, but few of the challenges to come will compare to those posed by the first couple miles. At 4 a.m. on a recent October … more
They won four years ago in Newport and now Portsmouth’s Will Welles and crew have captured the J/24 world championships once more, this time on a lake in Italy. Competing in a fleet of 89 boats, … more
Eric Hall was once president and CEO of thriving Bristol-based spar and rigging maker Hall Spars, the firm he founded that supplied masts around the globe for maxi-racers, cruisers, Cup … more
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