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...

Preparing Ports to Ride Out the Storm

Preparing Ports to Ride Out the Storm DEVASTATION FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY IN 2012 is still visible along the New Jersey shore, where thousands of houses were swept away or damaged, and it will be years before the destruction is no longer visible. The Port of New York...