Fort Adams History

“The forces of nature that gave the settlers of Rhode Island one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Narragansett Bay, also presented them with a military challenge”. Theodore L. Gatchel

Squadron Under Fire.A look at how this challenge was answered in the past provides insight into important aspects of Newport's history, and a review of the development of American seacoast defenses as well.

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Fort Adams State Park
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