Block Island

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
Hein Driehuyzen Sailboat Visits Block Island Hein Driehuyzen Sailboat Visits Block Island

Block Island Times: Glide, a 41’ Scepter, and hull number one of that size, stopped at the Great Salt Pond on Memorial Day weekend. This iconic blue water yacht, built in 1982 in British Columbia, was designed by Canadian...

» June 11th, 2013
Record-Breaking Sail at Block Island Race Record-Breaking Sail at Block Island Race

In sports, it’s one thing to break a record. It’s quite another to break it when you are the record holder. At the Storm Trysail Club’s 68th annual Block Island Race, which started last Friday, George David’s (Hartford, Connecticut)...

» May 29th, 2013
Oyster Farm Approved on Block’s Great Salt Pond Oyster Farm Approved on Block’s Great Salt Pond

Block Island Times: Chris Warfel, president of Sun Farm Oysters, won his bid to create an aquaculture oyster farm in a small area of Great Salt Pond. The ruling was made by the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC)...

» April 21st, 2013
National Park Services Questions Block Island Wind Farm Site National Park Services Questions Block Island Wind Farm Site

Block Island Times: The National Parks Services (NPS) has weighed in on Deepwater Wind’s proposal to build a 30-megawatt, 5-turbine wind farm 3 miles off Block Island’s southeast coast. In public comments submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of...

» April 12th, 2013