Forgotten Herreshoff Design To Be Built

2/18/2011 - A long-lost variation of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff’s popular 12½ is being built through a collaboration between a Bristol, Rhode Island, boatbuilder and “Captain Nat’s” grandson, Halsey Herreshoff. The H-20 features a 17’4” waterline versus the 12½’s 12’6” waterline and an overall length of 19’10”. It will be cold-molded and sheathed… SEE MORE
Photo: J-Class Association

J-Class Events Return to Newport

1/28/2011 - This June will see three J-Class yachts racing against each other on the waters of Narragansett Bay for the first time in nearly three-quarters of a century. At a meeting held January 27 at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, representatives of the J Class Association, Sail Newport, and Governor… SEE MORE
Matinicus Rock Light, NOAA Weather Station MISM1 restored. (Photo courtesy Congresswoman Pingree's office)

Service Restored To Matinicus Rock Weather Station

1/27/2011 - Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced on January 27th, 2011 that federal officials have restored a weather station on Matinicus Rock (NOAA Station MISM1), which provides critical weather information for boats on Penobscot Bay. Pingree had urged officials to repair the station, which hasn’t provided data for two years. “Having this station… SEE MORE
A submerged cannon that a team of divers say is one of the remains of the U.S.S. Revenge

1811 Shipwreck Discovered Off RI Coast

1/8/2011 - (Michelle R. Smith / Associated Press) A team of divers say they've discovered the remains of the USS Revenge, a ship commanded by U.S. Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Rhode Island in 1811. Perry is known for defeating the British in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie… SEE MORE
Sailing on Penobscot Bay

Wayfarer Marine Announces the Penobscot Bay Cup

1/3/2011 - Wayfarer Marine, Camden Yacht Club, several local boatyards and boat builders are organizing a regatta for boats of all shapes and sizes. The Penobscot Bay Cup will be held the weekend of August 20-21, 2011. The event organizers have the support of local business communities and yacht clubs in and… SEE MORE
Conimicut Light, Warwick, RI. Photo by Mike McElroy

Conimicut Lighthouse

1/2/2011 - Location: Conimicut Shoal, entrance to Providence River, Narragansett Bay Nearest towns: Warwick and Barrington, Rhode Island The lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen from Conimicut Point Park in Warwick and from the area near Nayatt Point in Barrington, but is best seen by boat. »… SEE MORE