Image from the Annual United States Atlantic Tuna Tournament, 1959.
The annual Rhode Island Tuna Tournament, incorporated in 1958, became one of the world's largest such events in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It continues today, but with a 50 percent drop in participation from its heyday due to a reduction in the numbers of tuna to be found off the Rhode Island coast.Source: Rhode Island Sea Grant Fact Sheet- TunaSee also:
Report of Commission on Breachway Between Point Judith Pond and the Atlantic Ocean, Made to the General Assembly at is January Session, 1907, 1907
Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991
Rhode Island: A Study in Separatism by Irving Berdine Richman, 1905
Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Division of Tourism photographs
Department of Economic Development - Videotapes, Tourism, 1977-1992