Photo: J-Class Association

J-Class Events Return to Newport

28/1/2011 - This June will see three J-Class yachts racing against each other on the waters of Narragansett Bay for the first time in nearly three-quarters of a century. At a meeting held January 27 at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, representatives of the J Class Association, Sail Newport, and Governor… SEE MORE
A submerged cannon that a team of divers say is one of the remains of the U.S.S. Revenge

1811 Shipwreck Discovered Off RI Coast

8/1/2011 - (Michelle R. Smith / Associated Press) A team of divers say they've discovered the remains of the USS Revenge, a ship commanded by U.S. Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Rhode Island in 1811. Perry is known for defeating the British in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie… SEE MORE

Brant Point Lighthouse

23/6/2010 - Brant Point Light was established in 1746, automated in 1965, and is still in operation (as of 2010). The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 1987. The lighthouse image is used often as a representation of Nantucket on t-shirts, posters and advertisements.… SEE MORE

Museum of Yachting

6/5/2010 - Waypoint for Nautical History Buffs The Museum of Yachting at Fort Adams State Park is a must-see for those in tow with yachting traditions. New exhibits each summer span 150 years of history. Glimpse, for example, life aboard the 1885 schooner Coronet. Take the Oldport Water Taxi to the Museum… SEE MORE