Point Judith Harbor Improvements – Naragansett RI

Description

The artificial Point Judith Harbor in Rhode Island was improved with the aid of a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project between 1934 and 1935. It is likely that work included the following: “the harbor at the mouth of the pond was dredged and a dock constructed in 1935 to create a port for Rhode Island’s fishing industry.” (blogspot) Jetty and wharf work was likely also included. The PWA supplied a $77,000 grant; the total cost of the project was $284,655.

(PWA Docket No. RI 8129)

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 40.

http://eckilson.blogspot.com/2013/07/lower-point-judith-pond.html

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 3, 2014.

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Location Info


Naragansett, RI

Coordinates: 41.833064, -71.341646

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