Narragansett Bay East Passage Closure Saturday

Race start. Photo courtesy of Save the Bay.

July 14, 2010: Boaters planning to transit the East Passage of Narragansett Bay early Saturday morning should plan alternate routes, as the waterway off Newport will be closed to boating traffic for the annual Citizens Bank/Save The Bay Swim, which kicks off at 6:30 a.m. Saturday from Coasters Island Harbor Beach and ends at Potter Cove Beach in Jamestown.

Course Route
Race Finish. Photo courtesy of Save the Bay.

Over 450 swimmers have registered for this year’s swim, an annual fund-raiser for the 40-year-old environmental group. The East Passage is expected be closed to boating traffic from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact the Newport harbormaster’s office at (401-845-5815).

For more information on the Save The Bay Swim, visit this website.

Videos Provided by Save the Bay:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNZpaKVrcrw

Race Start from 2009: The first wave of swimmers takes off from Newport for the 1.7-mile swim to Potter’s Cove, Jamestown, RI. This footage is from the 33rd annual event, which raises money to protect and restore Narragansett Bay, its watershed and South Coastal waters.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HCD3PI70tE

Faces of Save the Bay from 2009: Here are some of the people who helped make the 2009 Citizens Bank/Save The Bay Swim a success.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8ANviOel1A

Save the Bay 2010 Swim: A television public service announcement by William Smyth at Vacilando Films, Providence, celebrating Save The Bay’s 40th Anniversary and promoting the 2010 Save The Bay Swim.