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The story of the Rose Island lighthouse begins in the mid-1860’s at a time when the state of Rhode Island was growing and shipping traffic was increasing on Narragansett bay. Steamship companies were building up during this time ferrying passengers and freight in the bay between Newport, New York and Boston. As a result, a request to construct a lighthouse on Rose Island was made and in 1869 construction began to build Rose Island light at a cost reported to be $7,500.  (This excerpt taken from the Rose Island Lighthouse website)
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Jamestown, RI
(range: 1 mile)
Before European settlement, the Narragansett tribe occupied Conanicut Island, clearing the land and planting crops. The resulting grasslands attracted colonial farmers for pasturing their sheep and cattle. In 1789 Job Watson purchased a piece of this rich farmland, and for the next two centuries five successive generations of the Watson family cultivated it. Explore this 265-acre property, which today is a working family farm. (This excerpt taken from the Watson Farm website)
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Jamestown, RI
(range: 1 mile)
Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Known for its spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill has been a popular sight for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and America’s Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving, with Diving Clubs from New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island using the facilities at the boat ramp year round. (This excerpt taken from the Fort Wetherill State Park website)
The massive fortress standing guard at the entrance to Narragansett Bay is not the only fortification at Fort Adams State Park. From pre-revolutionary earthen cannon emplacements through the WWII command center, learn more about the History of the Fortress once called “The Rock on Which the Storm Shall Beat”. (This excerpt taken from the Fort Adams State Park website)
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Newport, RI
(range: 2 miles)
Hunter House is one of the finest examples of Georgian Colonial architecture from Newport's 'golden age' in the mid-18th century. (This excerpt taken from the Hunter House website)
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Saunderstown, RI
(range: 2 miles)
In the eighteenth century, this property overlooking Narragansett Bay produced food for local and foreign markets. Today, farm managers raise organically grown produce for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. A weekly farmers’ market from May to October offers products from other local farms. Tour the farmyard and cemetery, where six generations of Caseys are buried. (This excerpt taken from the Casey Farm website)
Newport Sailing School and Tours is Newport, Rhode Island’s first and only pure sailing tour. We offer daily sailing cruises of Newport harbor and Narragansett Bay as well as the very finest in sailing lessons and instruction. Join us in historic downtown Newport, RI for a day of sailing and experience what has been ranked the #1 sailing experience on the planet! (This excerpt taken from the Newport Sailing School and Tours website)
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Jamestown, RI
(range: 3 miles)
Located on the southernmost tip of Jamestown, Rhode Island, the Beavertail Lighthouse museum features a collection of information, artifacts, and conversation about the history and site of the third-oldest lighthouse in North America. Come and enjoy New England hospitality as you engage with lighthouse history and with interesting elements of Narragansett Bay’s maritime science, technology, art, and culture. Visit our gift shop, and spend some time in the spectacular Beavertail State Park adjoining the lighthouse site. (This excerpt taken from the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum website)
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Newport, RI
(range: 3 miles)
Sailmaker’s shops, sail-drying lofts, and a whole array of buildings that were essential for a busy maritime wharf are what you’ll find on historic Bowen’s Wharf. Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to our beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen’s Wharf is the anchor of Newport! (This excerpt taken from the Bowen's Wharf website)
Occupying the former grounds of one of Newport's grandest estates, Brenton Point State Park affords its visitors one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East Coast. The park is located at the point of land where Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic, midway along renowned Ocean Drive. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing with the cool breezes and majestic views of the Atlantic. (This excerpt taken from the Brenton Point State Park website)
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