Beavertail Channels

GPS: 41.451298 -71.400028 JAMESTOWN Jamestown is a small town on the island of Conanicut Island, the second largest island in Narragansett Bay, with a population of around 5,500 residents. The town was named after James, Duke of York, who became King James II in 1685. It seems that Conanicut Island played a role in both […]

Pomham Rocks Light

GPS: 41.778985 -71.366098 RIVERSIDE Riverside is in the southern part of East Providence, Rhode Island. It is as a suburban neighborhood for Providence. Known as Cedar Grove until 1878, it was originally a farming and fishing community. In the late 19th century, Riverside was home to many hotels and dinner halls that catered to summer […]

Black Point

Black Point, Narragansett, Rhode Island

GPS: 41.398127 -71.462493 NARRAGANSETT The town of Narragansett is located 30 miles south of Providence and 15 miles from its famous neighbor of Newport. With several large beaches in its midst, Narragansett has remained a popular resort town since the 19th century. In summer, the town grows to twice its year-long population. BLACK POINT The […]

Claiborne Pell Bridge

Sun rising under the Newport Bridge

GPS: 41.510071 -71.358591 CONANICUT ISLAND Conanicut Island is the second largest island in Narragansett Bay. It was named for Chief Canonicus of the Narragansett tribe, who inhabited the island in the early 1600s. The largest Native cemetery in New England is found here, with artifacts spanning a three-thousand year period. On the east side, Conanicut […]

North Lighthouse

Milky Way over North Lighthouse

GPS: 41.227581 -71.575852 BLOCK ISLAND Block Island lies 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, an easy ferry ride across the Block Island Sound. The place is a popular summer destination, best known for its 17 miles of free beaches. Folks mainly come here to swim, sail, hike, and bike. New Shoreham is the […]

Sachuest Rocks

Sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean in Middletown, Rhode Island

GPS: 41.472362 -71.247273 Sachuest Point is a peninsula lying between the Sakonnet River and the Rhode Island Sound. Once a horse racing area and later a Naval Communications site, Sachuest Point is now a National Wildlife Refuge hosting some 200 bird species. While most visitors come to Sachuest Point for birdwatching reasons, I visit the […]

Hazard Rocks

Coastline in Narragansett, Rhode Island

GPS: 41.414761 -71.452725 The western shore of Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island) was purchased from the Narragansett Indians in the 17th century to be used for shipbuilding. But by the 20th century, Narragansett had turned into an elegant summer resort for wealthy families. In spite of its transformation, one thing that hasn’t changed in all those […]

Blue Light Special

GPS: 41.361975 -71.487184 Blue Hour: a brief span of time after sunset when the landscape is cast in hues of blue. This is one of my favorite times to photograph. Rarely do I leave the scene after sunset because the best part of the show often comes after the sun clears the horizon. This image […]

Stone Sentinel

GPS: 41.462233 -71.362769 Small lighthouses can pack a mean punch. Castle Hill Light located in Newport, Rhode Island, is a case in point. Although under 40 feet high, its location on the cliffs overlooking the East Passage into Narragansett Bay awards it star power. This white granite lighthouse with the red fresnel has been keeping […]

Rock Equality

GPS: 41.151402 -71.555265 Block Island. In the summer, the island is full of bathing suit-clad tourists on bicycles. The beaches are free, enticing entire families to ferry across for a little sun and fun. But come here off-season, and you’ll have the place to yourself. The island boasts two historic lighthouses, 17 miles of pristine […]