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Share Your Stories and Memories

Photo of Welcome to Harbour Island sign

Karl Marzocchi

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

My uncle had a home on the water on Harbor Island. We used to dig clams on the beach, dive for little necks in the black muck out in deeper water. Then in the evening we would build a fire on the beach and steam the clams in seaweed and eat the little necks on the half shell raw!

My uncle had a home on the water on Harbor Island. We used to dig clams on the beach, dive for little necks in the black muck out in deeper... ...Read More

Students on a boat-based marine science trip

Melissa Turner

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

During my first few years of teaching grade five in Newport, we would take out students out on a Save the Bay vessel to conduct water tests and trawl the bay. This trip sadly ended because we ran out of funding to support it. It was so disheartening as our students would come alive when … Read More

During my first few years of teaching grade five in Newport, we would take out students out on a Save the Bay vessel to conduct water tests and trawl the... ...Read More

Edgewood Yacht Club circa 1980s

Gidget Loomis

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

As a teen in the mid-60s my sister and I raced our BlueJay every single weekend at a regatta somewhere on the Bay. Predictably at each Edgewood regatta (Providence River just south of the STB headquarters) we would get into an argument over who would reach over the side to scrub off the brown oily … Read More

As a teen in the mid-60s my sister and I raced our BlueJay every single weekend at a regatta somewhere on the Bay. Predictably at each Edgewood regatta (Providence River... ...Read More

Children at the beach looking at horseshoe crabs

Tammy C.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Horseshoe crabs! This past spring, the kids and I enjoyed a late afternoon at Goddard Park beach. We saw four pairs of mating horseshoe crabs right at the waterline. When we got home, we read about these “living fossils” in “Save The Bay’s Uncommon Guide” – a field guide to the flora and fauna of … Read More

Horseshoe crabs! This past spring, the kids and I enjoyed a late afternoon at Goddard Park beach. We saw four pairs of mating horseshoe crabs right at the waterline. When... ...Read More

Moonstone Beach, courtesy VisitRI.com

Don Fowler

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

My favorite memories were back in the 70s, when the Butler and Fowler families would drive from Cranston to Moonstone Beach, which was the best family beach in R.I. Our young children would swim in the adjacent salt pond while adults swam in the ocean. We all gathered moonstones. In the 80s, the beach became … Read More

My favorite memories were back in the 70s, when the Butler and Fowler families would drive from Cranston to Moonstone Beach, which was the best family beach in R.I. Our... ...Read More

Woman with her two kids on a boat

Rachel M.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

My favorite memory, so far, is being out on the water with my husband and two kids this summer. You think summer is a time to slow down and relax but it feels even busier than the rest of the year—especially with two young kids. So, we try to enjoy every little bit of nice weather—on the boat, at the beach, everywhere—with each other.

My favorite memory, so far, is being out on the water with my husband and two kids this summer. You think summer is a time to slow down and relax... ...Read More

Linda S.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Back when my son was small, we spent a few summers on Jamestown. There are many special Bay-related memories but one of my favorites is of swimming at night in the bioluminescence.

Back when my son was small, we spent a few summers on Jamestown. There are many special Bay-related memories but one of my favorites is of swimming at night in... ...Read More

Jerry B.

Monday, July 22, 2019

When the Big Mamie was towed in from the Atlantic Ocean through Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay to its final destination in Fall River Cove, my father, my mother and I were out in our 16-foot powerboat following her in to her final destination with hundreds of other boats.

When the Big Mamie was towed in from the Atlantic Ocean through Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay to its final destination in Fall River Cove, my father, my mother... ...Read More

Alice L.

Friday, July 12, 2019

I remember being a small child and clamming at Oakland Beach with my father and his cousin, my brothers and my sister.

I remember being a small child and clamming at Oakland Beach with my father and his cousin, my brothers and my sister. ...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.

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