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Cruising — September 2002 - Part 2

Cruising — September 2002
By Capt. Ken Kreisler

Point Judith Pond, Rhode Island

Part 2: What to Do, Eateries

 

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WHAT TO DO
Here are some suggested ways to pass the time in this salty seascape:
New Harbor Kayak Rentals (401-466-5572) can get you out on the Salt Pond for an adventurous morning or afternoon.
Although the Point Judith Lighthouse building (401-789-0444) is off-limits, many visitors come to picnic on the grounds and to throw a line in the surf.
The Narragansett Chamber of Commerce (401-783-7121) has a complete list of all beach events, including concerts and festivals as well as bus schedules for getting around.
Theatre-By-The-Sea (401-782-8587) offers some highly entertaining summer stock presentations.
Got time to take a busman's holiday and go fishing? Try Sportfishing Charters (401-783-7766) for the entire Point Judith fleet. If you're interested in getting in on some smokin'-reel competition, call the Chamber of Commerce for information on the four sponsored tournaments, including the area's famous shark hunt.

EATERIES
Here are some favored dining spots in the local Point Judith area:
The commercial fishing boats dock daily at Champlin's (401-783-3152). Pick up your order and grab a picnic table, or come in by dinghy, tie up at the dock, and take it back to your boat.
George's of Galilee (800-399-8477) offers an award-winning stuffed quahog dish, steamed mussels, fried calamari, and clam cakes. Try the Rhode Island clam chowder or the snail salad. All of George's salads feature herbs from his own garden.
Iggy's (401-737-9459) is famous for its Doughboys and chowders. You can enjoy anything from a fish sandwich to a notable "Iggy Burger" to finger foods.
The newly renovated Sea Gull (401-789-2864) has been a mainstay since 1942. Start with the mussels zuppa or "stuffies," the signature chopped local quahogs mixed with herb breading and baked in the shell. A patron favorite is the "lobsta" salad. And don't forget to write your favorite fish story down in the log book in addition to tacking up a fishing picture on the wall.
The sunsets are nothing short of spectacular from the 1,000-square-foot deck of Finbacks (401-783-9489). Dig into the clam cakes, fish bites, "chowdahs," and "krab kakes" if you like. Or get a grilled-to-order steak, lobster, or pasta special dinner.

If you've enjoyed your cruise to Point Judith Pond or have visited someplace you'd like PMY to mention in this column, drop us a line at Cruising, Power & Motoryacht, 260 Madison Ave., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Fax: (917) 256-2882. e-mail: ken_kreisler@primediamags.com. No phone calls please.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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