Jamestown Press: Swimmers will ring in the New Year on Tuesday when the Jamestown 1st  Day Plunge returns to the town beach at East Ferry [Rhode Island] for the 3rd consecutive year. Formerly known as the Penguin Plunge, the dip took place at Mackerel Cove for more than 30 years before liability issues prompted organizers to move the swim to Narragansett’s Roger Wheeler State Beach.
So Jamestowners in 2012 decided to begin a tradition of their own. The annual New Year’s Day event is expected to feature hundreds of intrepid plungers who will brave the frigid waters of Narragansett Bay while thousands of spectators look on in awe.
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