If you need a mover in Rhode Island, you’ve come to the right place. 123Movers can put you in touch with Local and Long Distance movers in Rhode Island, as well as Auto Transporters and International movers. While you’re here, read below for some interesting facts about Rhode Island.
The smallest of all the states, Rhode Island fits into Alaska more than 450 times. The total area of the Ocean State measures only 1,212 square miles, 37 miles at the widest point and 48 miles in a north-south direction. What does such a tiny state have to offer?
In excess of 2,000 shipwrecks rest in this state’s waters. That includes colonial trading ships, a submarine, a luxury vessel from the nineteenth century, and possibly, Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour. Scuba divers continue to look for more.
With 400 miles of coastline and 100 beaches, water sports reign supreme. Sea kayakers explore many of the small islands here, while others take to the sea on charter fishing boats, parasails, and jet skis. Windsurfing, kiteboarding, and canoes also prevail on the waterways. Narragansett Bay (a half an hour drive from anywhere in Rhode Island) takes the honor as the largest yachting center in New England. Let’s not forget all that happens on dry land, too.
Historic landmarks, arts and culture and extraordinary food make this state ideal for individuals with a variety of tastes. At Newport Mansions you’ll tour homes of the rich and famous like The Vanderbilt’s and Edmund Schermerhorn. Also in Newport, the International Tennis Hall of Fame exhibits a large collection of tennis fashions and the grounds include 13 usable grass courts. Providence, the capital city, has so many museums and galleries, the city created the Providence Arts & Cultural Trail to spotlight them.
As for the Ocean State’s excellent fare, fresh from the Atlantic scallops, crab, and lobster top the list. Clam shacks also dot the shoreline. Try their clam cakes, a local delicacy of chopped clams surrounded by fried dough. Not a pescetarian? New York System Hot Wieners might be more suited to your palate. Nobody knows why they have New York in their name, but they are definitely a Rhode Island classic.
Many of these entrees can be enjoyed al fresco as the sun shines here on average 202 days a year. Rain falls at an average of 45 inches per year with snow coming in at 35 inches a year. Weather can change quickly with the occasional chance of hurricanes.
Most residents take cover during the work week at businesses focused on one of these industries: healthcare, tourism, manufacturing, financial services, and education. Businesses in the manufacturing sector make jewelry, electronics, and build boats. Insurance companies and banks dominate the financial services category. A dozen or so colleges and universities like Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design employ a fair number of residents.
And remember, in Newport you can’t smoke a pipe after sunset. It’s the law.
By: Michael Danzig