• Laying Low

    By Meredith Haas An old church converted into two townhomes sits 60 feet above Newport Harbor, safely away from the encroaching sea. It is here that long-time Newport [Read More]
  • The Landscape of the Sea

    By Elaine Lembo Have you ever stopped to consider that in the pantheon of historic milestones of Rhode Island, there is one event that rises above all others? Moreover, that [Read More]
  • Geology in Motion

    by Meredith Haas Surfing in New England often means donning thick, hooded wetsuits, navigating the occasional snow-covered beach, and avoiding rocks—conditions that explain [Read More]
  • Rhode Island Company Railroad courtesy of RI State Archives

    Providence: City on a Fill

    By Maury Klein Water was the lifeline for every settlement in early America. However, as villages grew into towns and then cities, some found themselves squeezed into a space [Read More]
  • Beach Birds

    By Todd McLeish One of the rarest breeding birds in the Northeast finds the beaches of Rhode Island particularly appealing in summer—not for swimming and sunbathing, of [Read More]
  • We are the Landscape

    by Hugh Markey “We’re interrelated with the landscape; the name ‘Nahiganseck’ (later corrupted to Narragansett by Europeans) means ‘the people of the small [Read More]

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Rhode Island’s Ocean and Coastal Magazine, a publication of Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island. This biannual magazine examines climate change, marine commerce and recreation, ecology and habitats, ocean planning, and the history of Rhode Island’s coastal and marine landscape.
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Laying Low

By Meredith Haas An old church converted into two townhomes sits 60 feet above Newport Harbor, safely away from the encroaching sea. It is here that long-time Newport [Read More]