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NARRAGANSETT - All Rhode Island state beach parking and salt water fishing will be free on the last Sunday of this month, July 27, in honor of Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s Annual Governorâ€™s Bay Day. The event, a state tradition since 1989, will be a day of fun for families to get outdoors and enjoy one of Rhode Islandâ€™s most treasured attractions â€“ its coastline.
Established some time after the World Prodigy oil spill, Governorâ€™s Bay Day now highlights the importance of preserving and protecting Narragansett Bay. In addition to the free beach parking at state beaches and free salt water fishing, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will be providing free round-trip bus fare on all service to any South County beach on Route 66 (URI/Galilee). Express service will also be provided from Central Falls, Cranston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket to Salty Brine Beach, Roger Wheeler Beach (Sand Hill Cove), and Scarborough State Beach in South County.
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