Unsafe Harbor

Unsafe Harbor “I DON’T THINK ANYTHING WILL HAPPEN UNTIL THERE’S A MAJOR ISSUE.”  By Cathy Shufro Photographs by Michael Salerno A yellow-and-gray crane towers above a hill of salt on the ProvPort pier. This late-March delivery from Egypt constitutes...

Reviving Rhode Island’s Urban Coast

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....

New Hope for Urban Waterways

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...