by Jim Crooks,
The town of Narragansett is one of our favorite towns in Rhode Island, and not just because it shares our name, which means "at a small, narrow point" in the Algonquian language. It's home to four of the Ocean State's most beautiful beaches, Town Beach, Scarborough State Beach, Roger Wheeler State Beach, and Bonnet Shores.
From the 1880's to the 1910's, these beaches, along with other attractions such as a casino and a vibrant nightlife, made Narragansett one of the most popular resort destinations on the eastern seaboard.
Today the famous "Narragansett Towers" are all that is left of those bygone days.
However, thousands of tourists still flock to Narragansett every summer to bask in the sun by the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the clam shacks. This brings us to our favorite thing about the town of Narragansett, which is that the rotary sign welcoming all those tourists to the town is actually the old sign from the former Narragansett Brewery. The brewery stood in Cranston, RI for nearly a century and the sign itself dates back to the 1950's. With warm and sunny weather forecasted for this weekend, grab an ice cold 18-pack of 'Gansett and head to the Narragansett Beaches...oh yeah, and don't forget to honk at the old Narragansett Brewery sign on your way.