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Clear throughout the day.
Lat41° 45' 37.08''
Lon-71° 21' 11.89''
Bullock Cove is located on the Providence River about six miles south of Providence and five miles northeast of Warwick near Bullock Neck. Although broad and wide, most of the cove offers good protection, except from the south, as it is open to the Providence River. The cove is bordered by the town of Barrington, which has a full-time population of about 17,000 people.
Inside Bullock Cove there are three marinas, and one of them offers facilities for transient guests. You may also be able to arrange (for a fee) use of one of the marinas facilities if you are anchored or moored out.
Before the Pilgrims landed, Barrington and the Bullock Cove area were occupied by the Wampanoag Indians. Archeological evidence indicates that the American Indian migrated into North America from Asia about 10,000 years ago, as the Ice Age was ending. However, evidence of Indians living in the Rhode Island area goes back only about 8000 years.
The people of Barrington took interest in the spirit of rebellion shown in Lexington and Concord in 1775; sentiment was mostly against the British; a few "Tory" families fled to England. Captain Thomas Allin led the Barrington militia, which saw service at the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. Barrington men,including a regiment led by Col. Nathaniel Martin participated in the battle of Rhode Island in 1777.
Barrington, being on the water, became a summer "resort" for the well to-do in the late 1800s. The Barrington Yacht Club was established in 1908. In 1911, an eighteen hole golf course was laid out at Nayatt and became the present Rhode Island Country Club. Land for the club was purchased from the local brick company.
Today, the city is a minor industrial center and has an economy that centers around the water, tourism and local manufacturing.
[i] Portions courtesy City of Barrington[/i]
Use NOAA Chart 13221.
From the Providence River, flashing green buoy 1 marks the beginning of the approach channel to Bullock Cove, and is followed by red nun 2, green can 1A, red nun 2A, green can 3, red nun 4, green can 5 and red nun 6. Once you have cleared the preliminary marks, a series of privately maintained daybeacons will guide you the rest of the way in. Depths in the approach channel are six feet, and there is a breakwall at the inlet on the west side (unmarked).
Inside the cove, two marinas are visible immediately upon entrance, one to the east and one to the west. Farther upstream is the third marina, which is surrounded by moorings and anchored boats. Moorings on the entire cove are administered by a few different entities, and if there are no instructions on the mooring, expect a visit for payment at some point during your stay. Depths in the cove shallow rapidly to three feet above the last marina.