Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Portsmouth, Melville, RI
If you want to avoid the hubbub of Newport and Jamestown but still take advantage of the area’s many attractions, a stopover at Portsmouth and Melville is a splendid alternative; you’ll be just a short drive away from the action.
Melville is a former military fueling facility located on the west shore of Rhode Island, east of Dyer Island and about seven miles north of Newport. The basins in this area have become some of the most secure locations in which to store yachts of all sizes, and Portsmouth-Melville has become a premier destination for yacht service, storage, and new construction.
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