Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Newport, RI

Photographer Christophe Launay, a frequent Scuttlebutt contributer, shares some images and descriptions from his recent trip to Newport, RI:

Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions. A major 18th century port city, Newport now contains among the highest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city in the United States. Newport was known for being the city of some of the "Summer White Houses" during the administrations of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.

The restoration of the 1885 schooner yacht Coronet is an historic preservation project conducted on the campus of the International Yacht restoration School (IYRS)in Newport, Coronet is one of the oldest and largest schooner yachts in the world.

Harbour Court, overlooking Newport Harbour, is the New York Yacht Club's on-the-water clubhouse. Founded in 1844, it is one of the world's most distinguished and influential yachting institutions. Membership in the club is by invitation only.

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