80 Years of Memories

Mackerel Cove, Jamestown RI, c 1877
At the left, a rugged, rocky hillside, studded with pine trees, slopes downtoward an inlet that opens out to the ocean in right distance. A small gaff-rigged boat sails near a rocky outcropping in the center, middle-ground. Drawing by William Trost Richards, 1877

80 Years of Memories

Narragansett Bay is a very special place for me. For more than 80 years, I have delighted in summer days there, staying at the waterfront family cottage in Jamestown. Swimming in the bay was (and is) my favorite activity there. Once I even swam in the bay from Dutch Island to our beach, a distance of about a mile.

~ Phyllis Suber

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*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.


July 11, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (savebay@savebay.org), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.