Newport is a sailing/fishing/resort city a few miles south of Providence. They are big on sailing and old money. Their many yacht clubs have had numerous America's Cup winners. Some of these famous vessels still use Newport as their home port.
Another aspect of Newport besides the fun wharves and great seafood eating and colorful sailing vessels and spectacular yachts tied up there, are the old mansions overlooking the harbor. These were built as "summer homes" by the robber barons of the "Gilded Age", and are still kept up for the tourist trade. They are huge and were hugely expensive. They probably could not be built today.
Today, I will limit my pictures to the harbor and some sailing boats and yachts. Obviously, for some of the pics, I was on a boat, so the quality is not always the greatest as I stood on the upper deck of a pitching boat. But they will give you an idea of what Newport harbor looks like.
Several of the Americas Cup winners were anchored in the harbor, and I tried to get pictures of a few of these famous boats. Most notably, the "Courageous" was there, and I got a few pics of it close up, way out in the middle of the harbor. "Courageous" won the America's Cup twice: in 1974 and 1977 (the third yacht to win the Cup twice), with the Famous media mogul Ted Turner Captaining.
Below: A view standing on the dock.
Some of them are pretty large:Lobster fisherman bring their boats right up to this building and sell their catch there. Inside, there are large holding bins with hundreds of lobsters crawling around. Sales are both retail and wholesale: you can go there and purchase your own lobsters to cook, and, of course, the local restaurants buy there. There are restaurants right behind me that serve the freshest lobster you have ever eaten. Highly recommend (by me) to eat right on the wharf like that. Goooood!
Below: a view of the harbor from a boat.
Below: another view of the harbor, taken from out in the harbor.
Below: a good-sized boat catches the wind and sails by us.Children learning to sail. They were very young and, frankly, not paying much attention to their instructor who was towing them.