Block Island

Block Island Yacht Clubs’ Moorings Under Debate Block Island Yacht Clubs’ Moorings Under Debate

Block Island Harbors Committee member Carl Kaufmann is suggesting a limit to the number of moorings the island’s yacht clubs can have, according to an article in the Block Island Times. About a quarter of those who currently have...

» July 25th, 2013
Whaleship <i>Morgan</i> to Return to Sea Whaleship Morgan to Return to Sea

The restored whaleship Charles W. Morgan — the oldest American commercial ship afloat — is returning to the sea. According to an article in the Block Island Times, the restored Morgan hull will be launched from the Mystic Shipyard on...

» July 19th, 2013
Study: RI Fails to Protect Marine Wildlife Study: RI Fails to Protect Marine Wildlife

A new study has ranked Rhode Island as the worst state for protecting its marine wildlife, according to an article in the Block Island Times. A study, “SeaStates 2013” by the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue, says that...

» July 17th, 2013
Block Island Closes Great Salt Pond to Clamming Block Island Closes Great Salt Pond to Clamming

Block Island Times: All of Great Salt Pond will be closed for clamming for 10 days to restock the clambeds. The closure began at noon on Thursday, July 11, 2013, and the GSP is scheduled to reopen to clammers...

» July 16th, 2013
Building an Oyster Reef on Block Island Building an Oyster Reef on Block Island

Sun Farm Oysters is now in its third season of building an oyster reef in the Great Salt Pond . The concept is to improve water quality using the oyster’s natural ability to pump and...

» July 16th, 2013
Sandy Severely Eroded Block Island Beach Sandy Severely Eroded Block Island Beach

When superstorm Sandy struck the region last October, Block Island luckily received just a glancing blow. But a study of the island’s Mansion Beach shows the storm eroded the beach by a whopping 33 feet, according to an article...

» July 15th, 2013
Block Island Fast Ferry Proposed for Quonset Point Block Island Fast Ferry Proposed for Quonset Point

Rhode Island Fast Ferry has applied to the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers for a license to begin a new, high-speed ferry service between North Kingstown’s Quonset Point and Block Island. If granted the license, the...

» July 11th, 2013
Epic Sailing at Block Island Race Week Epic Sailing at Block Island Race Week

  It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Storm Trysail Club’s biennial Block Island Race Week, and it seems that after almost five decades a good thing has only gotten better with age. First held in 1965, the five-day competition,...

» June 27th, 2013
Rhode Island Oceanographer Builds Robotic Research Boat Rhode Island Oceanographer Builds Robotic Research Boat

An oceanographer at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography has begun testing a 36-foot custom-built robotic catamaran he helped design for collecting data about currents and circulation patterns in coastal waters. Built by SeaRobotics Corp. in...

» June 19th, 2013
Body Found in Great Salt Pond, Block Island Body Found in Great Salt Pond, Block Island

The Block Island Times reports that the body of a sailor was found on Mosquito Beach in Great Salt Pond on Saturday, June 15, at around 9:00 a.m. Apparently, authorities began a search for the man after receiving a...

» June 17th, 2013