Point Judith Pond, Rhode Island
— September 2002
|Visiting mariners will find a protected and beautiful harbor with a quartet of nearby towns to call on.|
As the story goes, sometime near the end of the 19th century Nova Scotia fisherman Tom Mann set up a camp to the west of Point Judith, Rhode Island. So taken was he by the beauty of the place and the bounty of its waters, Mann christened his bivouac Galilee after the town where the disciples angled. Later, when another fisherman asked what the name of the land across the breachway to Point Judith Pond was, Mann replied that if this was Galilee, that must be Jerusalem. The names stuck, and it's been that way ever since.
The towns of Galilee and Jerusalem mark the entrance to Point Judith Pond, and together with nearby Snug Harbor and Narragansett, offer the visiting mariner a welcome respite from busy ports like Newport and Block Island. Here you'll find peace, tranquility, and plenty of reasons to just kick back, not least of which are some of the prettiest sunsets anywhere.
TO GET THERE
Ram Point (401-783-4535) has a laundry, bathrooms, emergency hauling,
and free pumpout service.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.