Narragansett Bay

(redirected from Narragansett Bay, RI)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, a group of lobsters from Maine were included to serve as controls for lobsters collected in Narragansett Bay, RI.
Mean concentrations of selected contaminant metals in tissues of Homarus americanus from Narragansett Bay, RI.
Given the variability in timing and duration of seasonal growth features within hard clam shells, as well as the general lack of macroscopic photographic descriptions, it is not surprising that descriptions of the annual growth pattern of Narragansett Bay, RI hard clams disagree.