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  Narragansett Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Narragansett Bay is a bay on the north side of Rhode Island Sound, forming an expansive natural harbor as well as a small archipelago.
The Narragansetts occupied the west side of the bay.
The bay has several entrances, however, and the exact route of his voyage and the location where laid anchor is still a subject of dispute among historians, leading to a corresponding uncertainty over which tribe made contact with him (see [1], [2]).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Narragansett_Bay   (395 words)

Narragansett is an English corruption of Nanhigganeuck, their actual name meaning "people of the small point." The Dutch used the shortened form of Nahican.
Located just to the east in southeast Massachusetts between Plymouth and the Narragansett in Rhode Island, the Wampanoag were one of the tribes forced to pay tribute, so it is hardly surprising that the Wampanoag welcomed the new English settlement at Plymouth in 1620 and sought an alliance with them.
However, the Narragansett grew increasingly alarmed at the growing power of Uncas and in 1640 formed an alliance with the Pocumtuc and Tunxis (Mattabesic) against the Mohegan.
www.dickshovel.com /Narra.html   (3259 words)

 Narragansett Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Narragansett Bay is a medium size estuary located in Rhode Island that covers ten percent of the state.
The average depth of Narragansett Bay is 26 feet and the deepest part of the bay is 184 feet, located in the East Passage.
Narragansett Bay is relatively salty, the average salinity is 29 to 31 parts per thousand and it never goes below 20 parts per thousand even in the Upper Bay where the freshwater enters.
omp.gso.uri.edu /doee/science/descript/baynarra.htm   (323 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Narragansett Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
NARRAGANSETT BAY [Narragansett Bay] arm of the Atlantic Ocean, 30 mi (48 km) long and from 3 to 12 mi (4.8-19 km) wide, deeply indenting the state of Rhode Island.
The Influence of Bay versus Coastal Habitats on Development and Survival of Striped Shore Crab Larvae (Pachygrapsus crassipes Randall 1840).
Effects of algal biomass on benthic nitrogen flux in nutrient-loaded estuaries of Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/NarrgnstB.asp   (332 words)

 A History of Narragansett Bay
From 1620 onward, settlers from nearby Plymouth Colony and the colony of Massachusetts Bay (established 1628) ventured into the Narragansett region to trade with Indian tribes.
Roger Williams came to Rhode Island after he was banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony for being found guilty of expressing corrupt opinions against the King of England.
The Narragansett Bay Water Quality District Commission is formed, and the voters of Rhode Island vote overwhelmingly in favor of an $87.7 million bond issue to fund much-needed improvements at Field’s Point.
www.narrabay.com /empact/bayHistory.asp   (1824 words)

 Narragansett Bay
Flounder, tautog and other bay fish are in rapid decline which is hurting the fisheries.
Permanent loss of 61 to 383 acres of Narragansett Bay and/or wetlands is a major environmental risk.
Because Narragansett Bay is not yet as developed or polluted as the above mentioned bays, the risk of habitat loss is greater.
www.providence.edu /polisci/students/megaport/Narragansett.htm   (500 words)

 Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay was created over 15,000 years ago during the time of the end of the Ice Age.
Known as the host to numerous Regattas, race competitions and championships the bay is filled with color and craft during the summer season.
Jamestown is the second largest island in Narragansett Bay and was called Conanicut by the Indians.
riroads.com /outdoors/motoring_narragansett_bay.htm   (1131 words)

 Narragansett Bay Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The data is being used to establish a baseline for assessing changes in the structure and functioning of the Narragansett Bay ecosystem.
This project is part of a larger comprehensive study of Narragansett Bay being managed jointly by NMFS and RIDEM.
The comprehensive study includes enhanced assessments of Narragansett Bay fish and fisheries, a survey of sediment pollution in Narragansett Bay, a study of Bay currents, and a network of fixed-site samplers recording a continuous record of hydrographic data.
na.nefsc.noaa.gov /nargbayproj.html   (225 words)

 The Warming of Narragansett Bay
The beach at Narragansett has long been a popular spot for photographers in summer, and it is common to find sepia images of our ancestors looking a little silly in their very modest antique bathing costumes decorating local restaurants, hotels, and history books.
The beach in winter is another matter, however, and it must have taken something quite unusual to attract the photographer who recorded the grim picture shown inset at left of Narragansett Beach thick with ice in the winter of 1917–18.
In their long record of over 22,000 measurements, the coldest winter was that of 1917–18, when the average water temperature from December through February was only 0.7 C (33.2 F).
seagrant.gso.uri.edu /41N/Vol2No1/baywarming.html   (942 words)

 Top20RhodeIsland.com - Your Top20 Guide to Rhode Island!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The state's common name, Rhode Island, actually refers to the largest island in Narragansett Bay, also known as Aquidneck Island, on which the city of Newport is located.
In 1637, the Narragansett were even persuaded to form an alliance with the English in carrying out an attack that nearly extinguished the warlike Pequots.
Narragansett Bay is a major feature of the state's topography.
www.top20rhodeisland.com   (2152 words)

 Native Americans - Narragansett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Narragansett escaped the great pestilence of 1617 that swept through S New England, and the remnants of tribes who had suffered joined them for protection, making the Narragansett a powerful tribe.
In 1636, Canonicus, the Narragansett chief, sold Roger Williams land on which to settle.
The Narragansett were of the Eastern Woodlands culture.
www.nativeamericans.com /Narragansett.htm   (586 words)

 EPA > National Estuary Program > Program Profiles > Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay is the center of industrial activity in Rhode Island and, therefore, receives a great quantity of pollutants.
In addition, pollution from highly industrialized areas in Massachusetts is washed into rivers that flow into the bay.
To help c ompanies reduce the amount of toxic contaminants they discharge into these waters, the Narragansett Bay NEP established the Hazardous Waste Reduction Project (HWRP).
www.epa.gov /owow/estuaries/programs/nb.htm   (228 words)

 ANEP: About Estuaries - Narragansett Bay
The NBEP has organized several ongoing workgroups and forums to investigate Bay issues and to implement actions.
Out of this work, the Partnership for Narragansett Bay was formed - a decision-makers group that has taken on the task of better integrating environmental protection and restoration with economic planning and development for the Bay and watershed.
A primary role of the NBEP is coordination - filling a critical need to bring science, funding and people together to address Bay and watershed issues.
www.nationalestuaries.org /aboutestuaries/neps/narragansett.htm   (221 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Narragansett Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Narragansett Bay Commission Helps Improve Environment.(Rhode Island's metal finishing community helps to protect the environment)(Brief Article)
THE BARNEGAT BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM: REVIEW OF THE 1995-1998 PERIOD.(report of the management committee)(Statistical Data Included)
Saving two bays and combatting lead poisoning: CLF in Rhode Island is...
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/NarrgnstB1.asp   (332 words)

 Coastal Institute | Projects
Pursue sustainable economic development of Narragansett Bay and coastal Rhode Island.
To serve as a continuing forum to build consensus regarding the future of Narragansett Bay, grounded in good science, and shaped by the widest possible public input.
Promote a holistic perspective of Narragansett Bay and its watershed that includes social, economic and environmental aspects.
www.ci.uri.edu /Projects/PNB   (321 words)

 Narragansett Bay Guide
The Narragansett Bay Guide is a descendant of a popular chartbook published in the mid 1980's.
This site, likewise, is a one-stop source for information useful around Narragansett Bay.
USGS Topographic Map of the Narragansett Bay Region
www.narrbay.com   (167 words)

 Save the Bay
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Our motto, Save the Bay, defines the organization's mission and commitment to reducing pollution, improving fisheries, and protecting and restoring natural resources such as wetlands, forests, and underwater grasses.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a charitable 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.
www.savethebay.org   (100 words)

 Narragansett Bay Reserve, Rhode Island
Location: The reserve is in the geographic center of Narragansett Bay, 12 miles north of Newport and 12 miles south of Providence.
The Patience Island component of Narragansett Bay Reserve is approximately 200 acres—nearly the entire island.
The public can not visit the island during the summer, because it is a major rookery for colonial nesting wading birds.
nerrs.noaa.gov /NarragansettBay   (270 words)

 Narragansett Bay
North Kingstown - North Kingstown, town (1990 pop.
23,786), Washington co., S central R.I., on Narragansett Bay;...
The Influence of Bay versus Coastal Habitats on Development and Survival of Striped Shore Crab Larvae (Pachygrapsus crassipes Randall......
www.infoplease.com /id/A0834868   (306 words)

 Newport vacation rentals, Newport rentals RI, Cyber Rentals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is where the press used to come to shoot the race entering the ocean, when we had the America's Cup in the States.
Oceancliff is where the press used to come to shoot the America's Cup boats entering the ocean, when the race was held in the States.
October is great for bike riding along the ocean and the Bay, looking at the mansions, and taking in the Newport air.
www.cyberrentals.com /114144   (749 words)

 Narragansett Bay Encyclopedia Articles @ HandOverFist.com (Hand Over Fist)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 Narragansett Bay Drainage Basin
The Ten Mile River and Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay Shore basins are located in Norfolk and Bristol Counties in southeastern Massachusetts, and contain all or part of 16 cities and towns, including the cities of Attleboro and Fall River.
Although the basins include urbanized areas, most inland areas are sparsely settled woodlands, wetlands, agricultural lands, and some brushlands.
The following description of the water resources of the Ten Mile River and Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay Shore basins is based on Hydrologic Investigations Atlases 300 (Williams, 1968), 560 (Williams and Tasker, 1978), and 275 (Willey and others, 1978).
ma.water.usgs.gov /basins/narrag.htm   (125 words)

 Marine Forecast : Weather Underground
Waves 1 to 2 ft...except up to 3 ft at the Bay entrance.
Waves 1 foot or less...except up to 4 ft at the Bay entrance.
Slaughter Beach DE to Delaware Bay waters north of East Point Breakwater Harbor, NJ to Slaughter Beach, DE Slaughter Beach DE to Delaware waters south to East Point, NJ to Slaughter Beach, DE Marine links for Lake Champlain marine forecast
www.wunderground.com /MAR/AN/236.html   (526 words)

 The Home Page of the Narragansett Bay Chorus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Home Page of the Narragansett Bay Chorus
About Us Our mission is to provide high quality a cappella vocal entertainment for our audiences, primarily in the Barbershop style of four part harmony, and to promote this style of singing among men and women of all ages.
We have a learning program to assist experienced musicians and novices alike to become performing members of the Narragansett Bay Chorus.
www.narragansettbaychorus.org   (164 words)

 Narragansett Bay Commission
The 2005 Pretreatment Annual Report and Summary are now available online.
Narragansett Bay Commission Receives National Award for Financial Reporting (click here)
Click here for a copy: Anthropogenic Nutrient inputs to Narragansett Bay, A Twenty-Five Year Perspective
www.narrabay.com   (186 words)

 Narragansett Bay Wheelmen Links
Ocean State Bike Path Association - dedicated to the safety and enjoyment of all who use the East Bay Bike Path.
Brockton, MA East Bay Bike-A-Thon [9/17/2005] - benefits the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless housing program for homeless families with children.
Cycle for Shelter Ride [7/23/06] - 20/60/100 miles in MA and NH - benefits Emmaus, a non-profit providing housing and services to homeless adults and families in Haverhill, MA.
nbwclub.org /links.html   (4918 words)

 FLOWER DELIVERY Rhode Island RI | Rhode Island FTD Florist | Rhode Island Flower Shop
Rhode Island flower arrangements to show someone you care about them
ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named for Rhode Island in Narragansett Bay, which was likened to the isle of Rhodes in the Mediterranean Sea.
COAT OF ARMS: A golden anchor on a blue field.
www.wesleyberryflowers.com /flowers_RI_rhode_island.html   (1072 words)

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