Stories and Memories

Mutiny at Bay Camp

Friday, March 15, 2019

Twas the summer of ’18 and all through the Bay, Kids were running wild on a warm summer day. We had stopped by Rose Island, to learn of it’s wonder, Who could have known this would be such a blunder? After a tour in the barracks of the past, The campers rebelled, in an instant, … Read More

Josh C.

Friday, March 15, 2019

One of my favorite memories on the bay is kayaking with my dog Rocco. He was a young boxer pup at the time and we weren’t really sure how well or if he could swim at all, so my buddy and I tossed an extra life jacket on him, put him in my inflatable raft … Read More

Jackie C.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

One of my favorite memories of Narragansett Bay was a perfect summer day in New England with my family a couple years ago. We went on a friend’s boat, the kids swam in the water and played by the shore and we enjoyed dinner at an outdoor restaurant overlooking the Bay. We went home smelling … Read More


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Narragansett Bay has always meant wonderful opportunities to enjoy the water, and every year I create a new wonderful memory. As I matured into adulthood, I developed a growing appreciation for what the Bay means to the state. It truly is a part of the body of Rhode Island, and from an economic standpoint, even … Read More


Thursday, March 14, 2019

It’s so hard to pick a favorite memory of Narragansett Bay! That’s because most of my favorite days include being at Narragansett Bay, enjoying it with my family. My favorite activities include boating, swimming, fishing or teaching about the Bay! It’s so great to pass along my love for the bay to my family and … Read More

Losing track of time

Thursday, February 21, 2019

I remember sitting on the pilings under the Mount Hope Bridge in the mid-1960’s and fishing with my friend. We had to swim to get back to shore as the the tide came in and we were having such a good time, we hadn’t noticed! We used to catch flat fish, tautog and stripers!

Rowing the Seekonk

Thursday, February 21, 2019

There was a time, not long ago, when the water of the Blackstone River—once called “America’s hardest working river”—changed colors and drained into the Seekonk River, and thence into Narragansett Bay. There were few fish, and frequent fish kills. The Seekonk was a disgusting, stinking cesspool. Today there are many kinds of fish returning and … Read More

Passing it down

Thursday, February 21, 2019

I grew up boating and fishing on these waters. I was able to pass the love for those activities to my children and now my grandchildren swim and kayak in the same waters. I treasure the time that I’ve spent with family past and present, in, on or around the water.

First steps in the water at Sand Hill Cove

Thursday, February 21, 2019

I have been going to the beaches of Narragansett Bay my whole life and have many happy memories. My favorite memory is when I brought my oldest son to the beach the first time. It was at Sand Hill Cove. He was just over 1 year old and was walking. I held his hand while … Read More

*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.