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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COASTAL NEWS FOR JULY Updates from US Harbors In August we honor the dedication and courage of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard traces its founding to an act of Congress on August 4, 1790, which is why on this day we celebrate the courageous work of these service… Learn More
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By US Harbors. While you are out fishing, do you sometimes encounter an unusual fish that you’ve never seen before? Do you forget to bring a camera to record your catch? Would you like to have beautiful fish prints to frame and hang in your kitchen, or give to friends?… SEE MORE
By Kevin Simauchi. In an eerie twist, volatile weather and heat-induced drought are unearthing glimpses of lost archaeological treasures and forgotten history. Extreme heat this year has triggered wildfires, drought and melting glaciers. Less expectedly, it’s also revealed some weird and dark things about our past—shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental… SEE MORE
By Domonique Tolliver. Fishing is in Lance Nacio’s DNA. When his great-grandfather came to the U.S., he settled in a fishing community called Manilla Village and made a living working the waterways around the village. While Lance Nacio’s father worked in the oil and gas industry, he also hunted and… SEE MORE