Fall River, Mass- Narragansett Bay

Fall River Battleship Cove

(Off Mt. Hope Bay, East of Bristol and the Sakonnet River)

(508) 678-1100, Mooring Reservations (508) 324-4345


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This port is off the beaten path, but can be interesting. At the entrance to the Taunton River, Fall River sits on a hill. As you enter the harbor, the city rises above, an amalgam of elements from different times: electrical towers overshadow old homes, power plants dwarf textile mills, and fighting ships overwhelm a fleet of pleasure craft. It is home of the battleship Massachusetts and other WWII warships that can be toured. There is an anchorage in Battleship Cove (the Massachusetts is the breakwater) for a few boats and there are some small marinas in the immediate area. They now have transient mooring and will take reservations. The rate is $40 per night. Launch service is available during daylight and the dinghy dock is there for after-dark trips. The Boston Yacht Club notes to their members that they should stick with moorings and not consider anchoring. Battleship Cove: Internet- Only $1.00 discount coupon at http://www.battleshipcove.org/winterpromo.htm

$12.00 group discount admission per person with mooring rental   Restaurants- Waterstreet Cafe one block away, reasonable dining. Regatta Waterfront Pub- a dump, not recommended. Grocery and Package store 1/2 mile walk into town on Waterstreet. (rev 7/08)

The town is famous for the Lizzie Bordon murder case, with a museum and memorabilia of the famous case:

Lizzie Borden took an axe /
And gave her mother forty whacks./
When she saw what she had done /
She gave her father forty-one! /

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