The New Student's Reference Work/Narragansett Bay
Nar′ragan′sett Bay, in Rhode Island, is about 28 miles in length, reaching north from the Atlantic into the state and being from 3 to 12 miles wide. It divides Rhode Island into two unequal parts, of which the western part is much the larger. It contains several islands, of which Aquidneck and Prudence are the largest. The Pawtuxet and Pawtucket empty into it.