URI Graduate School of Oceanography to offer free walking tours of historic South Ferry

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NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – July 9, 2013 – The Office of Marine Programs at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography invites the public to relive the history of a once-thriving village that later became a military outpost by taking a free guided walking tour of historic South Ferry in Narragansett.

The 90-minute interpretive walks are offered on July 24 and August 7 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The programs will begin with a short slide presentation in the large conference room in the Coastal Institute Visitor Center on the URI Narragansett Bay Campus. Historians Wayne and Bernice Durfee of Narragansett will then guide participants through the historic sites at South Ferry, including the old ferry landing, the World War I military bunkers, the campus of the Graduate School of Oceanography and the South Ferry Church.

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 free and 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 http://omp.gso.uri.edu.