Fort Fisher

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Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Newport's Atlantic House Hotel: Former Home of the USNA

Yesterday's post mentioned this hotel in Newport, Rhode Island which was leased by the U.S. government as the temporary home of the Naval Academy during the war.  I wanted to know if it still stands.  In researching I found out that the U.S. Navy has had a lot to do with the town.

The U.S. navy has been involved in Newport Rhode Island, since the 1860s.  The Naval War College and Torpedo Station (now the Naval Undersea Warfare Center) were founded there after the Civil War.

Also on Aquidneck Island and including the Naval Education Training Center and North Atlantic Destroyer Squadron which had its home at the Newport Naval base until 1970.

There is an Atlantic House Hotel at Narragansett Pier located on Ocean Road by the Atlantic Ocean.  It would not be the original one used by the Navy as this one was built 1866-1867.  Iy is a 43-room hotel and has since been remodeled.

So, the USNA Atlantic House Hotel either caught fire and burned down or was taken down.

The "New" Atlantic House Hotel Would Probably be a Very Interesting Place to Stay.  --Old B-Runner


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