July 20, 2023 Lecture by Jim Garman ” Steamboats on Narragansett Bay and the Sakonnet River”
70 people attended the lecture at the museun hall. The entire museum was open to visitors and all enjoyed a reception following the lecture.
In the 19th Century steam-boating on the Bay and the River was a popular means of transportation.
The Fall River Line was a popular way to travel from Fall River and Newport to New York City and back. The line had a well-known glorious history.
The Sakonnet Steamboat Line was for day-tripping from Providence to Sakonnet Point, where one could enjoy a wonderful ride down the river and a shore dinner at the Point.