About the Area
In 1642, Samuel Gorton founded Shawhommet, when Narragansett Indian Chief Sachem Miantonomi agreed to accept 144 fathoms of Wampumpeague for the state’s fourth settlement. However, the purchase was not without dispute, and after several years, in 1648, the 2nd Earl of Warwick finally granted a charter. The settlement was named ‘Warwick’ in his honor.
Today, Warwick is Rhode Island’s second largest city. It’s natural beauty, historical significance and metropolitan climate attract visitors—by water and land. Sitting midpoint between Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Hartford, and Newport, Warwick is positioned at the "Crossroads of Southern New England." T.F. Green Airport is a short drive from our yard and the nearby train station provides easy access to Boston & New York City. Warwick is home to the Warwick Arts Consortium & Warwick Museum, which are wonderful places to explore while visiting. Nearby Providence offers a wide variety of cultural, musical, touring and dining opportunities.
The sheltered waters of Greenwich Bay are a great place for families to play and explore. An entire summer can be spent exploring Narragansett Bay, with the local attractions of Bristol, Potter’s Cove, Dutch Island, Allen’s Harbor, Wickford Cove and Mackerel Cove all within easy sailing distance. Some of the best cruising grounds in New England, including Newport, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Cape Cod, the Elizabeth Islands, and Block Island, are all within easy access to Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina.