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Overview of South Ferry Road - Narragansett, RI - 1960s
(Actually it borders Saunderstown, which is why it is included here)
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This overview shows the old South Ferry Baptist Church built in 1850, (about halfway up the road on the right) and the Rhode Island Bay Campus of the University of Rhode Island's School of Oceanography. The school's research vessel Endeavor is in the foreground. During the summers, the old church was opened for early morning services by the First Baptist Church of Wickford, (we were members) and we would attend church here where my father was an usher.

In 1961, I was working on my high school science project, which was in the field of ichthyology, (Fish Biology) and one of the URI professors at this facility was on my Saunderstown paper route. He kindly provided me with both material and specimens for my project, including formaldehyde, (for preserving them). The most amusing part of this story, (honestly it's true) is that the professor's name was Jonathan Fish.

There were two ferries that operated out of the Saunderstown area at the turn of the 19th century, which is why we have both a Ferry Road and a South Ferry Road.

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