Ferry to Newport begins holiday weekend
The Jamestown Newport Ferry service between Jamestown village, Rose Island, Fort Adams and Newport Harbor begins Memorial Day weekend. Veterans ride free from May 28 to 30. New for the 2011 operating season is an additional stop at West Wind Marina at One Waites Wharf in Newport.
The 45-passenger ferry will run on weekends from May 28 to June 26, and daily service will continue through Labor Day. Following Labor Day, ferry service will return back to its weekend schedule through Sept. 12. Express service to Newport International Boat Show will be available from Sept. 15 to 18.
Departures run daily from Conanicut Marina beginning at 9:15 a.m. From Newport Harbor, departures run daily beginning at 9:35 a.m. and leave from Bowen’s Wharf, Perrotti Park and Waites Wharf. For more information and full schedule, visit Conanicut Marina’s Web site.