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Rocky Point Shore Dinner Hall

Dinner with a View

Friday, March 27, 2020

“Oh the stories I have of working as a hostess at the Rocky Point Dinner Hall! Lots of celebs came through. The view of the Bay from there was incredible.

“Oh the stories I have of working as a hostess at the Rocky Point Dinner Hall! Lots of celebs came through. The view of the Bay from there was incredible. ...Read More

Child water skiing

Going Airborne

Saturday, March 21, 2020

One of my favorite childhood memories is learning to waterski behind my uncle’s speedboat when I was about 12 years old. It was in a cove off McCorrie Lane in Portsmouth.

One of my favorite childhood memories is learning to waterski behind my uncle’s speedboat when I was about 12 years old. It was in a cove off McCorrie Lane in... ...Read More

Woman on a stand-up paddleboard off Rome Point

Paddling on the Bay and in Life

Friday, March 13, 2020

The morning started off like so many others. The Bay looked smooth and glassy from my little cabin by the sea, the sunrise just about to peak over Fox Island and Jamestown. I sat on the couch and stared at it, much like I always do, and eventually stepped outside, paddle in hand, and headed across the street. I needed some flat water time in before work. Badly. So I stepped out onto the water…

The morning started off like so many others. The Bay looked smooth and glassy from my little cabin by the sea, the sunrise just about to peak over Fox Island... ...Read More

Rocky Point

Good Old Rocky Point

Friday, March 6, 2020

As a kid, so long ago, I spent many a times at a good ol’ place called Rocky Point Park. Yes, we used to have an amusement park in Rhode Island, set right on Narragansett Bay in Warwick!

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As a kid, so long ago, I spent many a times at a good ol' place called Rocky Point Park. Yes, we used to have an amusement park in Rhode... ...Read More

Allan Gadoury holding two fish.

Fishing Memories from the 50s

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

My first experience in the Bay was in the 50s, digging quahogs with my family. Then my brothers and I graduated to fishing for flatfish and blues. No summer flounder were about. Striped bass were a mythical creature we only read about in the weekly fishing report.

My first experience in the Bay was in the 50s, digging quahogs with my family. Then my brothers and I graduated to fishing for flatfish and blues. No summer flounder... ...Read More

Riding the Ferry

Monday, January 13, 2020

I grew up in Newport and would ride the ferry several times a week when I was a child from the early 50s to the early 60s. I would actually ride with the captain in the wheelhouse. I became a ship captain myself because of it. The ferry pictured is the newer version of the ferry from the late 50s through the 60s.

I grew up in Newport and would ride the ferry several times a week when I was a child from the early 50s to the early 60s. I would actually... ...Read More

Schoolchildren aboard the Education Vessel Alletta Morris in 2005

A teacher and her 700 students

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A teacher and her 700 students During my many years of teaching, over 30 of my classes participated in Save the Bay’s floating classroom aboard the M/V Alletta Morris. Over 700 of my students, of all abilities, learned about Narragansett Bay and its sea life by using scientific equipment and specialized nets. By the end … Read More

A teacher and her 700 students During my many years of teaching, over 30 of my classes participated in Save the Bay’s floating classroom aboard the M/V Alletta Morris. Over... ...Read More

Kayaker on the water

Hidden Places

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Besides great open water, Narragansett Bay has many hidden places to explore in a kayak. This is my “RPM time” – not revolutions per minute but Reflection, Prayer, Meditation time. ~Joy Twelves   Back to Stories & Memories

Besides great open water, Narragansett Bay has many hidden places to explore in a kayak. This is my “RPM time” – not revolutions per minute but Reflection, Prayer, Meditation time.... ...Read More

Mackerel Cove, Jamestown RI, c 1877

80 Years of Memories

Monday, November 18, 2019

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 … Read More

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... ...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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June 30, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.