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Pt. Judith Coast Guard Station has watched over boaters for many decades. Just in the past couple of months you may have read about their rescue of people from a sinking yacht that had collided with a fishing boat, and their swimming rescue of a more
Cold gray days and cabin fever. What can we do to lift our boating spirits? Make plans to go to the Providence Boat Show, of course. Just in time to cheer us up and get us thinking about spring. The show runs from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5 at the RI Convention more
We all hope we never need a rescue, but if we are in trouble we hope help will arrive right away. The new Rescue 21 is helping achieve a faster response. Starting in the 70's, we relied on the National Distress and Response System (NDRS) and, in spite of more
Two meetings last week gave fishermen an idea of what some of the saltwater fishing regulations may be for 2017. First, a Department of Environmental Management (DEM) public workshop was held last Tuesday night at the Coastal more
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), which manages many of the saltwater species we fish in Rhode Island that travel the east coast, held an Atlantic menhaden public hearing Monday at the URI Bay Campus. The more
The 2016 season kicked off with a very strong spring striped bass migration. Many said the striped bass in northern waters were larger and more plentiful than they have been for a few years. Manny Macedo of Lucky Bait & Tackle, more
The Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series will be held Saturday, March 4, in Taunton, Massachusetts. The seminar series is celebrating its 30th year and will be held in the Governor's Ballroom at the Taunton Holiday Inn, 700 more
We've looked at some of the Coast Guard stations in and around Narragansett Bay, but when did the Coast Guard come into being? In 1790, it was the Revenue Cutter Service and actually was our country's only armed service on the sea, since the navy wasn't more
Wintertime is the best time to take a course. You aren't able to get out on the water and you really can't even work on your boat very much, so now is the time before you get busy in the spring. Who should take a course? First of all, anyone born after more
How long has it been since you've smelled the sea air and piloted your boat to a great destination, maybe jumping in for a swim? Too long! Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could wave your magic wand and be doing just that? Well, you can wave your more
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