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Free walking tour explores South Ferry history

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

Narragansett, R.I. -- July 14, 2006 -- Relive the history of a once-thriving village on Narragansett Bay with family and friends on Thursday, July 27, by taking a walking tour of the South Ferry area of Narragansett. Sponsored by the URI Office of Marine Programs, 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.

The tour will be repeated on Thursday, August 10, at 10:30 am.

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. Registration is not required. For information or directions call the URI Office of Marine Programs at 874-6211.