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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Hyper-local Stations to Provide Real-Time, Observational Data on Sea-Levels for 5 Coastal Towns Rockland, Maine -- US Harbors, in partnership with Divirod, a data and technology company, is launching a pilot program in Penobscot Bay, ME to test a new technology for water-level sensing. NOAA currently maintains 200 live, observational tide… Learn More
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As the first NOAA large whale survey in the Gulf of Alaska since 2015 wrapped up, scientists had two extraordinary encounters. They saw and were able to collect valuable information on four North Pacific right whales south of Kodiak Island, Alaska. North Pacific right whales are among the most endangered animals in the world… SEE MORE
Tropical Storm Sam was expected to become a “major hurricane” by this weekend after it formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, the fourth named storm to develop in less than a week and the 18th overall in a busy 2021 hurricane season. As of 11 p.m.… SEE MORE
By Emily Alfin Johnson. According to the National Weather Service, at 3:20 p.m. EDT today, the Autumnal Equinox (the moment when the length of daylight and darkness are almost perfectly equal) occurs. And with it? The official* start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. *If you are a human that follows the… SEE MORE