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Cape Dory Sailboat Owners
Cape Dory Rendezvous 2003:
Eastbound and Westbound
Rendezvous Flotillas to Bristol
Friday, August 1st
Current as of: 2 June 2003
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Dutch Harbor/Jamestown Itinerary:
We will be meeting in the afternoon on Friday, August
1st and forming a raft-up in Dutch Harbor, Jamestown,
RI on the western side of Conanicut Island in "general
anchorage K" in the bight north of Beaverhead,
31 nm from Stonington, CT, 12.5 nm WNW of Third Beach on
the Sakonnet River, 10.5 nm from Newport, 18.8 nm from
Providence, 5 nm from Wickford, and 13.7 nm from Point
Stay about 300 yards offshore of Beaverhead,
keeping RN "2" to the south. Beaverhead is a restricted
conservation area. When anchoring/rafting, please keep in
mind that there will also be two flotillas of boats travelling
from Stonington, CT and Third Beach on the Sakonnet River,
as well as other distant ports. Your fellow Cape Dorians
will continue to arrive at Dutch Harbor throughout the day
and into the evening.
Use NOAA charts 13221 and 13223.
Please monitor VHF Channel 16 and switch
to 72 for fleet communications.
Also, moorings are available from the Dutch
Harbor Boatyard (401-423-0630, VHF Ch. 68).
The Narragansett indians called the island Quononaqutt.
The settlers purchased the land from the indians in 1657
renaming it to Conanicut and the settlement became the village
of Jamestown in 1678.
For years ferryboats were the lifeline between
the island and the rest of the world. After nearly 300 years
of continuous service, the ferries stopped running on the
west side of the island when the Jamestown Bridge opened
in 1940 but continued until the completion of the Newport
Bridge in 1969. Ferry service between Jamestown and Newport
was re-established on the east side in 1995.
Most restaurants on Conanicut Island are in
Jamestown within walking distance across the island. But
nearby to Dutch Harbor you'll find McQuade Supermarket (401-423-9873)
in case you need provisions. McQuade's offers grocery delivery
and a laundromat. There's also Island Pizza (401-423-2824.
If you're in the mood for a good walk, in
Jamestown you'll find Bay Voyage Inn, 150 Conanicut Ave.,
for elegant dining and a super view; Trattoria Simpatico,
13 Narragansett Ave. and Chopmist Charlie's, 40 Narragnasett
Ave. for casual dining; Slice of Heaven, 32 Narragansett
Ave., a bakery/cafe with good clam chowder; and Spinnakers
Cafe, 3 Ferry Warf with a dockside patio, a deli and ice-cream.
And if you'd like to take an evening dip,
there's a beach at Mackerel Cove.
Lighthouse and Museum -- Beavertail Point, Beavertail
State Park. The l938 hurricane uncovered the original
base of the third lighthouse established in America (l749),
an interesting example of early Colonial stonework. The
present granite tower, just north of the original light,
was erected in l856. The point also offers spectacular
views of Rhode Island's Atlantic coastline. Park-naturalist
on duty. OPEN: Jun-Aug: 3 lectures/tours daily, Wed-Sun.
Department Memorial Building -- 50 Narragansett
Avenue. Exhibits include horse-drawn 1894 steam engine,
other antique fire fighting equipment, and photographs.
OPEN: Mon-Fri, 9-3 p.m. 401-423-0062.
Jamestown Museum (1886) -- 92 Narragansett
Avenue. 19th century schoolhouse with permanent exhibit of
memorabilia from Jamestown ferries and annual special exhibits.
OPEN: Mid-Jun-end of Aug, Tue-Sat, 1-4 p.m. 401-423-0784.
Revolutionary Earthworks Battery -- Prospect
Hill, off Beavertail Road. Second highest point on island.
Sydney L. Wright Museum -- Jamestown
Philomenia Library, 26 North Road. Indian and Colonial
artifacts from prehistoric and early settlements on Conanicut
Island. OPEN: Mon & Wed, 10-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.;
Tue & Thu, 12-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.; Fri & Sat,
10-5 p.m. (Sat, Jun 15-Sep 15, 10-1 p.m.) 401-423-7280.
Fort Getty -- (On the west side of
Conanicut Island) 32 acres, camping, boating, fishing, picnic
tables, pavilion, fields, rocky beach, sand volleyball, playground.
Fort Getty Rd., Jamestown (401)423-7264
Jamestown Windmill (1787) -- Located
at Watson Farm. North Road, off Rte. 138. Owned by Jamestown
Historical Society; recently restored. OPEN: Mid-Jun-mid
Sep, Sat & Sun, 1-4 p.m., and by appt. 423-1798.
Farm (1796) -- North Road. This 280 acre farm
on Conanicut Island is a working farm with cattle, sheep,
horses, chickens and a large garden. A 2-mile walking
trail with alternate shorter routes provides a picturesque
vistas of farmland and Narragansett Bay. Self-guided
walking brochure describes history of the farm and region,
annual cycles for plants and animals, natural resources,
and current products of the farm. 401-423-0005.