Between Land and Sea

Between Land and Sea 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 perfection. Horses are boney and strong, the Meat Cattle and sheep are much the largest in...

Rhode Island’s Resort Economy

Rhode Island’s Resort Economy 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 strongly dependent on tourism is nothing new to Rhode Island. Summer people...

Help Wanted

Help Wanted 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 snap. Think again. In Rhode Island in 2012, the marine trades cluster—from boatyards to...

Book Review: Other Minds

Book Review: Other Minds Search YouTube for terms like octopus or cuttlefish—members of the class of cephalopods—and typical results fall into two categories. The first reflects the intelligence of the cephalopod (“Octopus Escapes Jar”), the second, its camouflage...

Book Review: The Narrow Edge

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...