Book Review: The Narrow Edge

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 ports for visiting cruise ships; there are no tourist areas with merchants selling their wares. Mostly, it is home to...

Reviving Rhode Island’s Urban Coast

FOR  200 YEARS, MUCH OF RHODE ISLAND’S URBAN waterfront was the realm of industry. Manufacturing plants, shipping ports, and acres of “tank farms”—land dotted with massive oil tanks—lined the shores of upper Narragansett Bay. During that time, little...

New Hope for Urban Waterways

A 10-FOOT ALUMINUM BOAT SLIDES OUT OF ITS  dock at the Narragansett Boat Club and onto the Seekonk River. Nestled in the rocks below the surface is a large population of mussels and oysters. The December skies hold a mixture of sun and clouds, and the air is brisk...

The One-Man Wake-Up Call

ON A GRAY, DANK DAY IN EARLY DECEMBER, THE office of Mike Keyworth at Brewer Cove Haven Marina in Barrington is an inviting retreat. Outside, it’s all hustle and hurry. Power and sailboats are being winterized, the shrink wrap’s coming on, the lift that moves them...