Newport Gets New Boating Facility
April 20, 2012
EastBayRI: Newport’s new Maritime Center is scheduled to open in late May. Located in the Newport Armory, the $1.46 million facility is owned by the City of Newport and the project has been in the planning stages since 2008. Designed for transient boaters, the aim is to provide the harbor amenities that visiting boaters need.
The Armory, built in 1884, is located at 365 Thames St. The Maritime Center project has rehabilitated 8,000 square feet of the building, creating a public boating facility with entrances at Thames Street and the public Ann Street Pier. Facilities will include storage lockers, restrooms and showers, laundry, vending machines, a lounge with charts and Internet access, an information desk and display cases for local attractions’ brochures.
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