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Free Walking Tour Explores South Ferry History

Media Contact: URI Communications, 401-874-2116

Narragansett, RI -- August 3, 2005 -- Relive the history of a once-thriving village on Narragansett Bay with family and friends on Thursday, August 11, by taking a South Ferry Walking Tour. The 90-minute interpretive walk will take place at 10:30 a.m., beginning at the Coastal Institute Visitor Center on the URI Narragansett Bay Campus.

Led by volunteers Wayne and Bernice Durfee of Narragansett, the program will lead participants through the historic sites at South Ferry, including the old ferry landing, the WWI military bunkers, South Ferry Church, and the campus of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography.

In addition, visitors can enjoy the Living on the Edge coastal science exhibit and the Coastal Institute Bookstore, which will be open until 2 p.m. the day of the walk.

Both the South Ferry Walking Tour and the Living on the Edge exhibit are free and open to the public. Preregistration is not required. For information or directions call the URI Office of Marine Programs at 874-6211.