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Address: Narragansett Bay, Jamestown, RI
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A small island containing the remains of 1863 Fort Greble.

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There are plenty of old forts and military facilities on nearby islands, but if you want to go, a little advice

So if you are going on Dutch Island in the summer be prepared for deer ticks (the annoying ones not the musically gifted ones) and spend some time working out what you want to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2015
Ron C
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Newport RI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

So if you are going on Dutch Island in the summer be prepared for deer ticks (the annoying ones not the musically gifted ones) and spend some time working out what you want to see there as it is largely overgrown in the summer. if you want to go there in late fall once the vegetation down, it is easier... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

If you like to kayak and are looking fir some gentle, open waters, head to Fort Getty in Jamestown, RI. Easy access to the bay and Sheffield Cove makes this a great place to kayak or SUP with the whole family. My 5 year old and I like to head towards the Dutch Island lighthouse and then turn back towards... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

The island is closed to the public and carries a fine if caught there. It was closed because of "dangerous conditions posed by open and exposed bunkers and cisterns", many of which are either open or only covered with plywood. It's very difficult for local emergency crews to access and rescue those that ignore the warnings. DEM has made many... More 

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Dutch Island in the west passage of Narraganset Bay is a step into a forgotten past. Here is where the Dutch traded with the Indians before the Colonies were founded. The island is filled with over grown concrete fortifications dating from the Revolutionary War to World War I. Hundreds of troops used to be stationed on the island that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2008

Dutch Island light is located on Dutch Island, a small island on the west side of Conanicut Island (Jamestown). The lighthouse is 42" feet tall and was built in 1875 and had a 4th order Fresnel lens. The lens was removed years ago and don't know where it is now. An earlier light was first built in 1826, but fell... More 

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