Free Historic South Ferry Walking Tour

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Relive the history of a once-thriving village on Narragansett Bay, which became a military outpost, and then the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography Bay Campus, by taking a South Ferry Walking Tour. You are welcome to join the free 90-minute interpretive program on Wednesday, July 25 or August 8, 2012. The program will begin with a slide presentation and lecture in the large conference room in the Coastal Institute Visitor Center on the URI Narragansett Bay Campus at 10:30 a.m. The program will end at 12:00 p.m.

Our historians Wayne and Bernice Durfee of Narragansett will guide participants through the historic sites at South Ferry, including the old ferry landing, the WWI military bunkers, the campus of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography and the South Ferry Church. Please note, this tour would not be appropriate for young children.

In addition, participants can visit the Coastal Institute Bookstore, which will be open during the day of the walk. The South Ferry Walking Tour is open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. For information or directions, call the URI Office of Marine Programs at 874-6211, or visit our website at:

For Further Information contact:

Maryann Scholl, 401-874-6500