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New England's Boating
and Fishing Paradise
BOATERS FROM AROUND THE
WORLD fi nd harbor in more than
50 acres of anchorage and more
than 100 public moorings.
No boat? No problem.
Rental boats and a charter fi sh-
ing fl eet await to take visitors out
on the Great Salt Pond, the Block
Island Sound, and, of course, the
Atlantic Ocean for striped bass,
bluefi sh, tuna, bonito, mahi-mahi,
shark, and more. The island hosts
premiere races and fi shing tourna-
ments including the Tri-State Can-
yon Shootout fi shing tourney and
the Storm Trysail sailboat races.
Or take to the miles of sandy
beaches and rocky shoreline for
fl y fi shing and surfcasting. Shore
access is unrestricted around the
entire island. Just don't forget
to stop by the island's two tackle
shops for bait or suggestions
about where the action is. And
don't forget about the clam fl ats,
either!
For mooring, anchorage, licens-
ing and docking information, visit
the Block Island Tourism Council's
web site at blockislandinfo.com.
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Close To Home, A World Away
www.blockislandinfo.com