Article Explores Small Narragansett Bay Islands

An interesting article by Jim McGaw on explores the history and current status of Narragansett Bay’s smaller and lesser-known islands, including Patience, Dyer, Hope and Gould.

Here’s an excerpt:

We all know about Aquidneck and Prudence and we’re familiar (somewhat) with Hog, but what about the lesser-known islands off our local shores like Hope, Gould, Patience and Hen? And is Tommy’s Island even a real island if it’s practically underwater at high tide?

Although most of them are now (mostly) devoid of human contact, it wasn’t always that way. This week and next we’ll take a closer look at some of these often-overlooked islands — most of which are part of Portsmouth — which are rich in history and lore.

First up are three of the islands that make up the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), established in 1980 and managed by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM).

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