2012-05-24 / News

Ferry service to Newport begins this weekend

Jamestown Newport Ferry service between downtown Jamestown, Rose Island, Fort Adams and Newport Harbor begins Memorial Day weekend. Veterans ride free May 26-28.

The 45-passenger ferry will run on weekends now through June 10, when daily service continues through Labor Day. After Labor Day ferry service returns to weekends only through Oct. 8.

From Jamestown, 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. A complete schedule can be found on Conanicut Marina’s website.

Extended stay parking is available at the Conanicut Marine Boat Yard located behind the police station. Call 423-1757 for a courtesy shuttle to the East Ferry dock.

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