The Providence River doesn’t technically become Narragansett Bay until Conimicut Light in Warwick, but for all aesthetic, commercial and ecological purposes it’s brackish water – a mix of salt and fresh water – that we manage as part of The Bay.
If you aren’t familiar with it from the water, this is what it looks like:
And some pictures:
There are two lighthouses in the Providence River/upper Bay area:
These next few pictures are of a giant road salt pile at Field’s Point that I fear is probably contributing to the pollution in Narragansett Bay. The salt probably isn’t as bad as whatever the salt is mixed with.