Narragansett Bay


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Narragansett Bay,

arm of the Atlantic Ocean, 30 mi (48 km) long and from 3 to 12 mi (4.8–19 km) wide, deeply indenting the state of Rhode Island. Its many inlets provided harbors that were advantageous to colonial trade and later to resort development. At the head of the bay is Providence; at the SE corner of the northern bay portion is Newport. Conanicut Island and Prudence Island are also in Narragansett Bay, which is spanned by Newport Bridge (1969; 1,600 ft/488 m). The bridge links Newport with Jamestown.

Narragansett Bay

an inlet of the Atlantic in SE Rhode Island: contains several islands, including Rhode Island, Prudence Island, and Conanicut Island
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The two existing accounts of the annual growth pattern of Narragansett Bay hard clams are as follows: Bernstein (1993) described a translucent band of slow shell growth in the winter as well as in the summer, resulting in two opaque rapid growth bands and two translucent slow growth bands per year (Fig.
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Narragansett Bay Insurance Company and its predecessors have been meeting its obligations to its agents, partners, and customers since 1848.
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WORCESTER - Jonathan Stone, executive director of Save the Bay in Rhode Island, told the annual meeting of the Canal District Alliance last night that the Blackstone River is worth protecting, and not just because of its impact on Narragansett Bay.
April 16, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- A program to improve port security with extended radar and video surveillance capabilities for northern Narragansett Bay and the Port of Providence has been completed by Raytheon Company .
The new BNR process will provide an added level of treatment that will improve water quality in the Pawtucket River and Narragansett Bay.
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