This article, written by Theodore L. Gatchel, examines the defenses and fortifications of Narragansett Bay. Many of these forts are mere ruins and shadows of their past role of defending Newport and the bay; others, like Fort Adams, are once again being recognized as marvels of architecture, science, and weaponry. Theodore Gatchel helps us to understand the importance of these works of fortification to Newport and reflected in this story is Newport's importance within the colonies and the United States.
Gatchel, Theodore L.
"The Rock on Which the Storm will Beat: Fort Adams and the Defenses of Narragansett Bay,"
Newport History: Vol. 67
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol67/iss230/2