Newport Marine Facilities Project to Develop Marine Mode of Intermodal Gateway Transportation Center City of Newport Town of Middletown Town of Portsmouth Aquidreck Island

Newport Marine Facilities Project DEIS 1.5 TRANSPORTATION DEMAND The Island Economy The Aquidneck Island economy has two major on - island components , the Navy and tourism . The U.S. Navy is the largest employer and government ...

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Aquidneck Island and Her Neighbors

In March of 1638 , a group of Bostonians met with Roger Williams and decided to purchase the Island of Aquidneck . In the years that followed , the towns of Newport , Portsmouth , and Middletown were founded and soon became distinct ...

Author: Rob Lewis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738590355

Category: History

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Take a walk down memory lane and experience the past of Aquidneck Island and her neighbors. Over two hundred stunning photographs and detailed, informative captions offer a glimpse into the rich pasts of Newport, Jamestown, Portsmouth, and Middletown, as well as Prudence, Gould, Hog, and Rose Islands. I n March of 1638, a group of Bostonians met with Roger Williams and decided to purchase the Island of Aquidneck. In the years that followed, the towns of Newport, Portsmouth, and Middletown were founded and soon became distinct components of a Narragansett Bay community. These islands have flourished into thriving coastal communitites renowned for their beauty and character.

Islands Magazine

FIRST SAVV AQUIDNECK ISLAND FROM A BRIDGE. THERE I WAS, 50 feet above the sunlit water of Narragansett Bay, driving across Newport's mini-Golden Gate Bridge — two towering arches, one sweeping, graceful span — with the historic town in ...

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The American Revolution 1775 1783

However, Comte d'Estaing arrived off Point Judith, near Newport, on July 29, 1778. ... Sullivan proposed that the French land their troops on the western shore of Aquidneck Island, above Newport a bit south of the northern British line ...

Author: Richard L. Blanco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000281057

Category: History

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This definitive encyclopedia, originally published in 1983 and now available as an ebook for the first time, covers the American Revolution, comes in two volumes and contains 865 entries on the war for American independence. Included are essays (ranging from 250 to 25,000 words) on major and minor battles, and biographies of military men, partisan leaders, loyalist figures and war heroes, as well as strong coverage of political and diplomatic themes. The contributors present their summaries within the context of late 20th Century historiography about the American Revolution. Every entry has been written by a subject specialist, and is accompanied by a bibliography to aid further research. Extensively illustrated with maps, the volumes also contain a chronology of events, glossary and substantial index.

Rhode Island

Newport is on the southern end of Aquidneck Island . Newport is known for boating . The America's Cup sailing contests took place in Newport from 1930 to 1983 . Newport also is known for music festivals . In July , the city hosts the ...

Author: Patricia K. Kummer

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736812644

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Provides an overview of the state of Rhode Island, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

The History and Future of Narragansett Bay

The Islands of Narragansett Bay There are about 30 islands in Narragansett Bay ranging from small rocky mounds up to Aquidneck Island which is more than 27,000 acres in size10. Acquidneck Island is the site of Newport, Rhode Island and ...

Author: Capers Jones

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129113

Category: History

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The book covers 10,000 years of the history of Narragansett Bay. Topics include the geology of the Bay, paleo-Indians, pre-Colombian exploration, Indian Tribes living near the Bay, and the economic history and future of the Bay region.

The Americas

Location: Newport is situated on the southernmost point of Aquidneck Island. To the west, Newport Bridge connects the city to Jamestown, which is connected to mainland Rhode Island by the Jamestown Bridge. Middletown and Portsmouth are ...

Author: Trudy Ring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134259304

Category: Reference

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Economic History of Newport Rhode Island

Bills of Exchange were traded for tobacco grown on Aquidneck Island and used to purchase the imported goods. By 1657 Rhode Island was producing a surplus of agricultural products. These products were sent in Newport-owned vessels to New ...

Author: Kenneth Walsh

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496935434

Category: History

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Thanks to the efforts of Roger Williams and the Rev. John Clarke Rhode Island was the first secular state of its time. There was religious freedom and no effective control by Britain over the colony. In this environment a free running economy developed based on international trading. During the time before the Revolution Newport was one of the biggest ports on the eastern seaboard. The British shut the port down for three years during the Revolution but the town recovered thanks to the French who arrived in 1780 with money. The economy recovered but Newport was again depressed during the War of 1812. There was an industrial revolution in Rhode Island in the 19th century that started with Slater Mill which put the Providence based merchants in a position to compete effectively with the Newport merchants. Newport shifted to a tourist and manufacturing economy.

Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero 2 volumes

The location of the Battle of Rhode Island was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1974, ... In December 1776, the British Army seized control of Newport, Aquidneck Island (now Rhode Island), an important ...

Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697507

Category: Architecture

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Exploring the significance of places that built our cultural past, this guide is a lens into historical sites spanning the entire history of the United States, from Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero. • Covers locations across the entire United States • Includes photographs, illustrations, and sidebars • Serves as both an educational and research tool