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Shrimp Boat Sinks in RI Shrimp Boat Sinks in RI

A slight sheen of oil covered the water’s surface Monday afternoon (July 28, 2014) as United States Coast Guardsmen, private cleanup crews, fishermen and heavy equipment operators worked to raise Demi Lynn, a wooden fishing boat that sank at...

» July 29th, 2014
RI Seeks to Protect Piping Plovers RI Seeks to Protect Piping Plovers

Officials in Rhode Island are ramping up efforts to protect piping plovers on the state’s beaches, according to an article in the Providence Journal. Decades of building on the water and people visiting beaches have shrunk and carved up...

» July 29th, 2014
New Dock for RI’s Sabin Point Park New Dock for RI’s Sabin Point Park

Considered to be the initial phase to reinvigorate Sabin Point Park in East Providence, Rhode Island, officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 18, 2014, celebrating the installation of a new floating dock at the bay side site,...

» July 28th, 2014
Clam Shortage Cancels RI Clamboil Clam Shortage Cancels RI Clamboil

Low clam supplies and high prices are partly to blame for the cancellation of a Tiverton Historical Society clamboil scheduled for this weekend in Tiverton, Rhode Island, according to an article on EastBayRI.com. A statement from the society said...

» July 27th, 2014
RI Eyes New Prudence Island Ferry Dock RI Eyes New Prudence Island Ferry Dock

The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council is considering an application by the town of Portsmouth and A&R Marine Corp. to build a new ferry pier on Prudence Island, according to an article on EastBayRI.com. The plan calls for...

» July 26th, 2014
2014 Fools Rules Regatta Set for August 16 2014 Fools Rules Regatta Set for August 16

The Jamestown (RI) Yacht Club will host the 37th annual Fools Rules Regatta on Saturday, August 16, on the East Ferry beach. The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m., when participants will begin construction of their makeshift vessels. Entrants...

» July 24th, 2014
Daytrip to Newport, RI (It’s Easy) Daytrip to Newport, RI (It’s Easy)

Newport can be somewhat intimidating place to visit for the average boater, given the multitude of megayachts, schooners and other large vessels that call on this famous port throughout the summer. However, the Newport Maritime Center, just off Thames Street...

» July 24th, 2014
Mid-Summer Fishing Variety on Narragansett Bay Mid-Summer Fishing Variety on Narragansett Bay

Think it’s too warm to catch much in Narragansett Bay? Think again! A trip I took in 2011 with Captain Jim White and his grandson DJ proved that good fishing can still be had in the Bay, especially if...

» July 24th, 2014
New England Fishing Roundup: 7.18.14 New England Fishing Roundup: 7.18.14

Our weekly look at the local fishing scene from Maine to Connecticut. Maine: Nick at Saco Bay Tackle said there have been bass anywhere from 22” up to 44”—the average somewhere in the middle, around 27” to 29”—from Biddeford...

» July 18th, 2014
3 Charged with Illegal Crabbing in RI 3 Charged with Illegal Crabbing in RI

EastBayRI reports that 3 people were charged with taking illegal crabs from the Palmer River in Warren, Rhode Island, on Friday, July 11. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management enforcement officers charged Wu Fuxin, Zhu Ren Mei and Yang...

» July 17th, 2014
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