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  Jamestown and Newport Rhode Island - RI Visitor Information
Jamestown's character is defined by links - to its past and to other places through ferries, bridges and lighthouses.
The Jamestown and Newport Ferry, (401) 423-9900, departs East Ferry for the trip to Newport (Bowen's Wharf and Perrotti Park) every 60 to 90 minutes in the summer between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm; (see schedule) with stops at Rose Island, Fort Adams and Goat Island.
Jamestown has a unique character resulting from its particular mix of historic buildings, farmland, woodland and coastal features; its pedestrian-friendly and scenic village center; and its miles of rural roads with little traffic, low stone walls and scenic views across farmland and coastal marshes.
www.jamestown-ri.info /Linkpage.htm   (1479 words)

  Jamestown, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jamestown Island) was established in 1607 on the James River in what is currently James City County, Virginia, about 40 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and about 45 miles (70 kilometers) downstream and southeast of Richmond, Virginia.
The colonists chose Jamestown Island for their settlement largely because the Virginia Company advised them to select a location that could be easily defended from ocean-going navies of the other European states that were also establishing New World colonies and were periodically at war with England, notably the Dutch Republic, France and especially Spain.
Jamestown Festival Park was established at Jamestown Island in 1957 to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown Settlement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jamestown,_Virginia   (5404 words)

 Jamestown Ferry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jamestown Ferry (also known as the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry) is an automobile ferry on the James River in Virginia, connecting Jamestown in James City County with Scotland Wharf in Surry County.
The general concept of replacing the ferry service with a bridge is an issue which has been revisited by politicians, transportation officials, and communities on both sides of the river a number of times in years since, but no new plans for a bridge at this location have ever gained broad support.
Tourists heading for Virginia's Historic Triangle of colonial attractions (Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown) and the Colonial Parkway often approach the area from the south by water with a ride aboard one of the Jamestown Ferries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jamestown_Ferry   (458 words)

 The Jamestown Ferry : Tanya Tucker - текст песни.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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Текст песни The Jamestown Ferry - Tanya Tucker
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 RI DEM/Jamestown Watershed Partnerships Index Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Town of Jamestown, which is approximately 6,187 acres, is located in the middle of Narragansett Bay on Cananicut Island.
Memorabilia from the ferry is housed at the Jamestown Museum.
Jamestown is also home to Beavertail Lighthouse, whose site is one of the oldest lighthouse locations in the country.
www.dem.ri.gov /programs/bpoladm/stratpp/partnership/jamestow/index.htm   (190 words)

 RIEDC - - PROFILE: Town of Jamestown
Jamestown was incorporated on November 4, 1678, and was renamed in honor of Pronce James, later James II.
Population: The population count for The Town of Jamestown as of April 1, 2000, was 5,622.
An increase of 5 or 11.1% from the 1980 Hispanic population of 45.
www.riedc.com /riedc/ri_databank/31/292   (671 words)

 Jamestown Ferry - Definition, explanation
Jamestown Ferry (also known as the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry) is an automobile ferry system on the James River connecting Jamestown in James City County with Scotland in Surry County.
Tourists destined for Virginia's Historic Triangle of colonial attractions (Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown) and the Colonial Parkway often approach the area from the south by water with a ride aboard one of the Jamestown Ferrys.
Near the northern ferry landing, the replicas of Christopher Newport's the three tiny ships, Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery are docked at Jamestown Festival Park.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/j/ja/jamestown_ferry.php   (538 words)

 Colonial Williamsburg Journal
Jamestown, the paradigm of privation, disease, and death.
At Buoy 55 the ferry swings to port and bends upriver in the wake of legends.
Exempt from Jamestown's rule, it was the refuge of Virginia's riffraff.
www.history.org /foundation/journal/james.cfm   (4483 words)

 Views of downtown Jamestown, Rhode Island - East Ferry area. Jamestown Rental Realty, RI.
The working waterfront area has ferries coming and going, fishing boats and all manner of pleasure craft.
Jamestown's waterfront has dockage for both pleasure and working boats.
On the right here is the East Ferry Deli, a nice spot to grab a bite and take in the scenery.
www.lizbrazil.com /views_ef.htm   (115 words)

 Hampton Roads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg, among hundreds of historical sites and attractions in the area, draw visitors from around the world.
The Jamestown Exposition was held at Sewell's Point on Hampton Roads in 1907.
In the mid 20th century, a wave of consolidations of local governments led to almost the entire southeastern portion of Virginia consisting of a group of adjoining independent cities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hampton_Roads   (4734 words)

 This week in Island history
The burning of steamer Plymouth made a brilliant spectacle at Jamestown, the alarm and the brilliant illumination awakening a large proportion of the townspeople in the east part of the town and many others who were farther away, near the west ferry.
Five employees of the Jamestown Ferry Authority, all over 70 years of age, are allowed to continue employment another year under a bill passed by the General Assembly yesterday and sent to the Governor Roberts for signature.
He said that of the 33 Jamestown arraignments in Newport District Court in 1955, all but possibly one were made under Rhode Island statutes, which meant that the fines went directly to the state.
www.jamestownpress.com /news/2006/0330/Editorials/018.html   (986 words)

 Ferry Information
Hampton Roads Transit Elizabeth River Ferry is a system of three 150-passenger paddle-wheel ferry boats, one of which is the world's first natural gas-powered pedestrian ferry.
Ferry service from Leesburg, Va. to Poolesville, Md. For information on this service, call (301) 349-5200 or visit http://www.mcmullans.org/canal/whites_ferry.htm.
VDOT-operated, this free ferry is in Lancaster County.
www.virginiadot.org /travel/ferry.asp   (391 words)

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During the SUMMER, the ferry runs on a stop-and-go schedule much like a public bus --it doesn't wait and it doesn't even stop unless it sees there are riders.
The ferry runs at other times but doesn't stop at Rose Island for daytime visitors except at the times listed above.
Ferry monitors VHF channels 16, 13 and 71
www.roseislandlighthouse.org /JamestownFerry.htm   (184 words)

 This week in Island history
The Ferry Company is disposing of the coal in its bins as fast as possible, preparatory to having them torn down.
A $600,000 deficit was reported today by the Jamestown Ferry Authority for its operations during 1955.
The Jamestown Under-12 B girls’ team won the State Indoor Soccer Championship Saturday night in a sudden-death overtime.
www.jamestownpress.com /news/2006/0126/Editorials   (910 words)

 Four Points Sheraton Hotel | Elderhostel
The main hotel entrance is just beyond these.) If you come to a stoplight, you've gone too far.
Cross the James River on the Jamestown Ferry, exiting the ferry onto Route 31/Jamestown Road.
Follow Route 31/Jamestown Road toward Williamsburg for approximately 4 miles.
www.wm.edu /elderhostel/fourpoints.php   (366 words)

 Jamestown. Virginia
Memorial Church, Jamestown, was constructed on the original site of the church.
Ruins of the 1753 plantation house of Richard Ambler.
Jamestown - Scotland Ferry with James Island behind it.
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 Daytripper's Guide: Jamestown
Today, the lighthouse is part of a state park that has seen a major increase in visitors, many of whom come to Beavertail to sightsee, whether from the comfort of a vehicle, from one of the four scenic overlooks, or from the rocky coastline.
At the end of Broad Street off East Shore Road, on the northeast end of Conanicut Island, is a right-of-way to a quiet, rocky beach with a spectacular view of upper Narragansett Bay and the entrance to Mount Hope Bay.
In the heart of downtown Jamestown is the site of the old landing for the Newport-Jamestown ferry, with a public fishing pier, a beach, a touch-and-go dock, and a boat ramp.
www.seagrant.gso.uri.edu /daytrip/jamestown.html   (1624 words)

 CHAPTER 24-11
and duties and functions of the Jamestown ferry authority are transferred to and vested in the state
commission to be known as the Jamestown ferry commission, composed of the director of
ferry service shall be in the classified service of the state.
www.rilin.state.ri.us /Lawrevision/genlaw2005/24-011.htm   (515 words)

 CDSOA, Inc. -- Plymouth
Ferries were operating between Conanicut Island and Newport by 1675.
After almost 300 years of continuous service, ferries on the west side of Conanicut Island, operating in the West Passage, ended with the opening of the Jamestown Bridge in 1940 but continued in East Passage, between Jamestown and Newport, until completion of the Newport Bridge in 1969.
Ferry service between Jamestown and Newport was then re-established in 1995.
www.toolworks.com /cdsoa/fleetevents/NE-2005-NErend_Jamestown.html   (1277 words)

Development on the island was earlier restricted by the ferry access, then the construction of Jamestown Bridge connecting the island with the mainland opened the island.
The 2000 population density of Jamestown is 579.6 persons per square mile of land area.
More Census 2000 data on Jamestown and the State of Rhode Island is available at the Statewide Planning Program Website.
www.riliving.com /oceanstate/cities/jamestown.asp   (675 words)

 Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal | Local News
From 1880 to 1900, Jamestown's resident population jumped from 460 to 1,500.
Smith, of Jamestown, had parked the car at the foot of the bridge overnight for the distinction of being the first to pay $1.60 for a round-trip ticket.
The list is full of childhood memories of the steel grates: the children who believed that the rumble at the top was the roar of a dragon; the siblings who knew from their mother's white-knuckled clench on the passenger arm rest to keep absolutely silent.
www.projo.com /news/content/projo_20060409_jbridge9.3291ee5.html   (2909 words)

 Schneier on Security: Major Security on a Minor Ferry
Beginning July 1, security guards at the ferry will conduct random screening of passengers and their vehicles in an effort to prevent dangerous substances and devices from boarding the ferry.
Some ferry's may in fact have a high asset value, be very vulnerable to disaster, and under constant threat.
The movie plot of a coordinated terrorist team taking over the ferry and relying on the presence of hostages to deter police/military response whilst the terrorists then use the ferry as a mobile staging point is just silly.
www.schneier.com /blog/archives/2005/09/major_security.html   (4839 words)

 Tours_Ferries_Cruises-Hampton-Roads-VA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Ferry is wheelchair accessible and allows boarding passengers to walk on with their bicycles.
VDOT-operated, this free ferry is in Lancaster County.
Hatton FerryOperated by VDOT, the Hatton ferry is one of the last two poled ferries in the United States.
www.thisistidewater.com /Tours.htm   (1171 words)

 Pocahontas Algonquian Indian @ Famous.y2u.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Whatever really happened, a friendly relationship with Smith and the rest of the colony of Jamestown, Virginia was initiated, and Pocahontas would often come to the settlement and play with the children there.
In 1612, Pocahontas was captured and held hostage by the Jamestown colonists, in the hope that they could ransom her for the release of some of their own people held in captivity by Pocahontas's tribe.
The Virginia colony's sponsors found it difficult to lure new colonists to Jamestown, and to find investors for such ventures; and so used Pocahontas as a "marketing ploy" to convince people back in Europe that the New World's natives could be "tamed", and the colony made "safe".
famous.y2u.co.uk /F_Pocahontas.htm   (1565 words)

 EPA > Polluted Runoff (Nonpoint Source Pollution) > CM/CV Ch 7 -- Conanicut Marine Services, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Mungers built the East Ferry Marina in 1974 in the old ferry basin and pier under a lease from Jamestown.
Back then the typical selling price for undeveloped waterfront land in Jamestown was $200,000 per acre, or 13 times more expensive.
Half of Jamestown's moorings are operated by marinas and the yacht club, with the rest privately owned by individual residents.
www.epa.gov /owow/nps/marinas/ch7.html   (2310 words)

 physics - Jamestown Ferry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Jamestown Ferry (also known as the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry) is an automobile ferry system on the James River connecting Jamestown in James City County with Scotland in Surry County.
Tourists destined for Virginia's Historic Triangle of colonial attractions (Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown) and the Colonial Parkway often approach the area from the south by water with a ride aboard one of the Jamestown Ferrys.
As passengers cross, during the 15-minute ride across the river, they can can walk about the boat or go up to an enclosed viewing level with restrooms.
www.physicsdaily.com /physics/Jamestown_Ferry   (323 words)

 Top 20 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Jamestown was the original capital of Virginia Colony, and remained as such until its burning in during the events of Bacon's Rebellion in 1676.
After that fire, upon suggestion of students of the College of William and Mary, the colonial capital was permanently moved to nearby Middle Plantation again, and the town was renamed Williamsburg.
Virginia State Highway 31 links the city to Jamestown and the toll-free Jamestown Ferry which connects to Virginia State Highway 10 at Surry, offering access to plantations south of the river as well as Hopewell, City Point, and Smithfield, Virginia.
encyc.connectonline.com /index.php/Williamsburg,_Virginia   (2201 words)

 Jamestown Ferry
The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities explains its investigation of the remains of 1607 Jamestown, Virginia.
Contemporary articles and photographs document the regional exposition held in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1907 to commemorate the centennial of the founding of the Jamestown settlement.
History of the ferry that crosses the Connecticut River from May until October, plus driving directions to ferry docks in Chester and in Hadlyme.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Jamestown_Ferry   (1584 words)

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Delays of 20 minutes or more are expected for motorists and passengers using the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry after three out of four of the boats were rendered inoperable, according to a Daily Press report.
The longest delays of 45 minutes were expected during Friday night's rush hour, while delays of 20 minutes are predicted for this weekend and next week, when commuter traffic is expected to be lighter during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the report.
Another ferry, the 70-car Pocahontas, is undergoing repairs that knocked it out of service Thursday.
www.marinelink.com /pda/PdaStory.aspx?StoryID=201020   (157 words)

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