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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By Dave Cleaveland. Back in the 90’s I had a business that photographed golfers on several golf courses in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. While they played, I would run to the photo lab (yes, it was actually film in those days), get the film processed, run back to the golf… Learn More
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By BoatingBasicsOnline.com Understanding the factors involved in “man overboard” incidents is a good first step in preventing them. Below are a few potential scenarios. Turbulent waters: always check the weather and try to avoid variable waters. High speed: slow down and make sure passengers stay seated. Balance issues: keep an… SEE MORE
By OceanGrafix. Thanks to the continued refinement of technology that began in the 1990s, mariners can keep an eye on shipping vessels to avoid collisions or to track a certain craft. Ships are tracked in real time by a special radar system called Automated Identification System (AIS). The system identifies… SEE MORE
By Soundings Trade Only. New technologies are augmenting electric propulsion in boats, but battery standards and charging infrastructure are still developing. Electrification has been an increasingly common buzzword in the marine industry, especially in the past four to five years. Most notably, the recreational marine industry is seeing advancements in… SEE MORE