culture

The Landscape of the Sea

February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

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

February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

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]

A Military History of Narragansett Bay

February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Brian L. Wallin Narragansett Bay is a gift of the glaciers, which over millions of years left behind a 30-mile long, 102 square-mile navigable waterway, one of the finest [Read More]

We are the Landscape

February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

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]

Between Land and Sea

February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

by Hugh Markey A 1777 map of Narragansett bay described the area as home to “one of the finest Harbours in the World … fish of all kinds … in the greatest plenty and [Read More]

Rhode Island’s resort economy

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

by Maury Klein The ocean has always driven the Rhode Island economy, whether it be for fishing, commerce, recreation, or simply escaping the heat of summer. An economy [Read More]

Other Minds

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

by Hugh Markey Search YouTube for terms like octopus or cuttlefish—members of the class of cephalopods—and typical results fall into two categories. The first reflects [Read More]

Help Wanted

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

by Elaine Lembo In a place with nearly 400 miles of coastline, a place whose nickname is the Ocean State, you’d think filling jobs in the marine trades industry would be a [Read More]

The Narrow Edge

July 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

by Hugh Markey If Tierra del Fuego isn’t the end of the earth, it’s pretty close. The desolate landscape that comprises the southernmost tip of South America has no [Read More]
1 2