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This page is about a tour that we took from new York City to the Canadian Providences of New Brunswick & Nova Scotia.

The cruise ship stopped at Newport, Rhode Island in the United States for one day. Like most of the people on board of the Norwegian Jewel, we chose to stay on board and not to take any of the local tours of the Newport, Rhode Island area.

Therefore, our photos are taken from the deck of the ship. You could say this page represents a tour of the Newport Harbor.

We wish to thank Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for much of the information we obtained about this area.

Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and a major United States Navy training center. A major 18th century port city, Newport now contains among the highest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city in the United States. The city is the county seat of Newport County (a county that no longer has any governmental functions). Newport was known for being the city of some of the "Summer White Houses" during the administrations of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. The population was 26,475 at the 2000 census.

The departure of the Cruiser-Destroyer fleet from Newport and the closure of nearby Naval Air Station Quonset Point in 1973 was devastating to the local economy. The population of Newport decreased, businesses closed, and property values plummeted. However, in the late 1960s, the city had begun revitalizing the downtown area with the construction of America's Cup Avenue, malls of stores and condominiums, and upscale hotels. Construction was completed on the Newport Bridge. The Preservation Society of Newport County began opening Newport's historic mansions to the public, and the tourist industry became Newport's primary commercial enterprise over the subsequent years.[

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI:

Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby, and picnicking. Fort Adams is perhaps best known for its annual summer concerts when the Jazz Festival, and the Folk Festival draw thousands to enjoy the music and beautiful surroundings.

The Claiborne Pell Bridge, commonly known as the Newport Bridge, is a suspension bridge operated by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority that spans the East Passage of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island (northeastern United States), connecting the City of Newport on Aquidneck Island and the Town of Jamestown on Conanicut Island.

The main span of the Newport Bridge is 488 meters (1601 ft), ranking it number 70 among the longest suspension bridges in the world, and making it the longest suspension bridge in New England. The overall length of the bridge is 3,428 meters (11,247 ft). Its main towers reach 122 meters (400 ft) above the water surface, and the roadway height reaches as high as 66 meters (215 ft).

The bridge was constructed from 1966-1969 at a cost of U.S. $54,742,000 by the Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas company.

The bridge was later on renamed for U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell in 1992, but it is still commonly referred to as the Newport Bridge by residents and historians. The bridge was featured on the Rhode Island state quarter.

In the middle of Narragansett Bay and just south of the Newport Bridge is Rose Island. Through the years, Rose Island has been used by the military due to its strategic location at the entrance to Newport Harbor. During the Revolutionary War, the island was used by both British and colonial troops at different times to defend Newport. From 1798 to 1800, a military outpost named Fort Hamilton was under construction on the island, but it was never finished. In 1889, part of the island was used as a rifle range, and during World War I and II it was used for storage by the U.S. Navyís torpedo manufacturing plant in nearby Newport.

A wood-framed lighthouse that stands on the island today was built in 1869 using $7,500 allocated by Congress the previous year. It was activated on January 20, 1870, the Rose Island Lighthouse stands atop Fort Hamiltonís South Battery on the southwestern point of the island and replaced a private light maintained by the Bristol Steam Boat Company. The thirty-five-foot tower is attached to the western end of the keeperís dwelling, which is two stories tall and topped with a mansard roof. The optic in the lantern room was originally a sixth-order Fresnel lens that displayed a fixed red light to guide mariners traveling the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and those entering Newport Harbor. A brick oil house was added to the station in 1912 along with a brick fog signal building that was placed on a rock just west of and below the lighthouse.

Newport Harbor - Cling Rock & Cling Rock House:
In Narragasset bay you can find a house perched precariously on a rock island . The house is privately owned and is known as Cling Rock. It sat abandoned for many years after the original owners weathered a particularly bad hurricane.

New York Yacht Club:
John Cox Stevens and eight other progressive New York yachtsmen met aboard Stevens new yacht Gimcrack during the afternoon of Tuesday, July 30, 1844. Gimcrack was anchored off the Battery at the foot of Manhattan Island. Stevens proposed forming a club among New York businessmen and residents, which could serve as an organization for weekend New York Harbor racing, and summer cruises in the cooler New England waters. These nine individuals agreed to form the New York Yacht Club, with Stevens to serve as commodore. With much enthusiasm for their accomplishment, the group further agreed to assemble their yachts three days later and cruise to Newport, Rhode Island. A summer cruise among New York Yacht Club members has been an annual event ever since, with the exceptions of 1861, 1898, and the war years of 1917-1920 and 1941-1945. In 1998, the club celebrated the 100th anniversary of its first cruise to Maine.

All of this can be seen from the harbor.

If you are planning to visit Newport, Rhode Island in the United States. And if you are coming from outside of the area, you could fly into one of the following three airports, and then rent a car.

The closest major airport is Logan International Airport (BOS / KBOS). This airport is in Boston, Massachusetts and is about 62 miles from the center of Newport, RI.

Another major airport is Bradley International Airport (BDL / KBDL), which is in Hartford, Connecticut and is 77 miles from Newport, RI.

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT / KMHT) is in Manchester, New Hampshire and is 100 miles from Newport, RI.

You might be able to get a local flight into:

Newport State Airport (IATA: NPT, ICAO: KUUU, FAA LID: UUU) which is a public use airport in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. It serves the city of Newport and is located two nautical miles (3.7 km) northeast of its central business district. There is no scheduled airline service available.

There are many hotels and motels in the area.

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Located on Goat Island
Narragansett Bay
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Rhode Island, United States.
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