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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NBC, which operates wastewater collection and treatment facilities for 10 member communities in Rhode Island, has led the three-phase program designed to reduce overflow volumes by 98 percent and treat stormwater before it flows into the Narragansett Bay.
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The project is funded by the Office of Naval Research and is being tested in the depths of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island.
has been a primary location for educating and training Navy men and women since 1880, when the first "apprentice training center," a version of today's "boot-camp," was established on Coasters Harbor Island, located in Narragansett Bay just north of Newport's harbor.
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The wedding guests were treated to a cocktail hour and raw bar while the sun set behind the surrounding farmland and Narragansett Bay Guests enjoyed the beautiful gardens and water views as dinner and dancing began.
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