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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Tropical tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean gained renewed protections and science-based catch levels under resolutions advocated by the United States. They were adopted by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission at its virtual meeting in October. The IATTC also established a framework for foreign fishing vessels to face spot inspections when they… SEE MORE
By Becky Bohrer. JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is proposing a large steel bridge along a section of the only road that runs through a premier national park in Alaska — a stretch that officials say has been rapidly slumping amid changes in the climate. About half the… SEE MORE
By Julie Walker. NEW YORK (AP) — A dangerous winter storm brought significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds to the northeastern U.S. on a holiday Monday. A foot (30 centimeters) or more of snow fell in parts of New York state, Ohio and Pennsylvania Sunday night through Monday morning,… SEE MORE