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CBC Viewed from the I-Way — Where the River Meets the Road

Community Boating sailors welcomed thousands of pedestrians on a tour of the new Providence River Bridge with a sailing display of the public boating center’s new fleet of boats. Sponsored by the RIDOT, the I-Way walking tour featured a unique view of the Providence River and surrounding area including the CBC boathouse and revitalized sailing activity in Providence.

Scheduled to open by the end of October, the I-Way and new eastbound lanes of I-195 will continue to offer motorists a new view of CBC and a showcase of Community Boating on-the-water activities next sailing season.

John O’Flaherty, Executive Director of CBC commented, “Community Boating is honored to serve as an on-the-water welcome wagon to all of our I-Way friends. The spectacular vista of Upper Narragansett Bay from the I-Way is matched only by the stunning skyline as viewed from the water.”

Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. Gifts of cash or property to CBC may be treated as charitable donations for Federal Tax purposes.

For additional information contact:

John O'Flaherty
Executive Director
Community Boating Center
India Point Park, 109 India St., Providence, RI 02903
tel: 401.454.SAIL (7245)

Learn more about the I-Way:
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)