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Narragansett Bay

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ISBN-10: 0738544582

ISBN-13: 9780738544588

Edition: 2006

Authors: Richard V. Simpson

List price: $21.99
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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 nations security has also played a major role in these waters. Through more than 200 stunning images, readers will see how Rhode Islanders found…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 3/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Richard V. Simpson is a native Rhode Islander who has always lived within walking distance of Narragansett Bay. He has published nearly twenty books on a wide range of topics, including local history and sailing.

Foreword
Introduction
The U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet, Naval War College, Naval Torpedo Station
Tall Ships and Swift Sailors
Steamers and Ferries on Narragansett Bay
Spanning Narragansett Bay
Rhode Island Yacht Clubs
Life Saving Stations
Narragansett Bay Lights