Today we took a ferry tour around the Narragansett Bay near Newport, RI. We rode the 400 passenger Millennium Ferry.
Five of our group took advantage of this opportunity. George Bauserman and Linda Mitchell from VA, George Dimock from Tennessee and Leonard and me.
We departed from Quonset Point for the advertised 93 minute cruise. It was actually a little over two hours. Total tour length was 30 miles.
The tour included viewing of 10 Lighthouses, 10 small islands, under two bridges, pass the Fort Adams Fortification, into Newport Harbor and past the Aircraft Carrier "USS Saratoga"
Plum Beach Lighthouse:
Dutch Island Lighthouse:
Castle Hill Lighthouse:
The Inn at Castle Hill:
Yachts lined up at the Newport Yacht Club:
In the distance, St. Marys Church where Jacqueline Bouvier and Jack Kennedy were married in 1953:
The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy's Step-father where the wedding reception was held.
Rose Island Lighthouse:
Barely seen, Conanicut Island Lighthouse, now a private residence.
One of several America's Cup Winners which were sailing the Bay today. This one was built in 1938.
The tour was narrated by Arthur Strauss a well-known local historian. The cost of the tour is $30 per person / $28 for seniors. In addition there is another $5 discount if you purchase your ticket in advance off the Internet as we did.
A perfect day on the Bay.