Friday, July 25, 2014

URI Bay Campus – July 24, 2014

Put-in at the URI Bay Campus
The sea kayakers seem to run a lot of trips from the URI Bay Campus, so I decided to check it out. 

The Bay Campus is at the site of the old South Ferry Village.  In the eighteenth century, this was a small port involved the trade of local marine and agricultural products.  By the nineteenth century, it had grown to be a thriving village.  All that remains of the old South Ferry Village today is the stone remnants of the old pier.

I put in around sunrise and paddled north toward the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge.  Across the West Passage, I could see the Dutch Island and Beavertail Lights, and the Newport Bridge.  My original objective was to get a picture of the Plum Beach Light, but I wimped out when I saw how far out in the channel it was.

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge

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