Narragansett Bay

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Rhode Island, "the Ocean State," consists of only 1,200 square miles, and one-quarter of the state is tidewater. With over 350 miles of coastline, a third of the citizens live within a mile of the seashore. The Narragansett Bay, spanning 102 square miles, is the heart of the state. From the early 19th to the mid-20th century, the shell and finfish industries flourished within the bay. Amusement parks and seaside dining halls sprang up on both sides. Beaches catered to Victorian ladies and gentlemen who took in the air but never wet their feet. The nation's security has also played a major role in these waters. Through more than 200 stunning images, readers will see how Rhode Islanders found their fortune and character on the Narragansett Bay.
ISBN: 9780738544588
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Richard V. Simpson, a native Rhode Islander, moved to Bristol in 1960, a short walk from the Narragansett Bay. For 28 years, Simpson worked with the U.S. Navy in Newport. This is his 13th published title and his 10th published by Arcadia. Since 1985, Simpson has authored over 65 articles on various antiques subjects for the national monthly Antiques & Collecting Magazine.
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