Walking the Post Road

Looking West to Downtown Providence, Rhode Island with Weybosset footbridge in foreground.

“Having crossed Providence Ferry we come to a River wch they Generally ride thro’. But I dare not venture; so the Post got a Ladd and Cannoo to carry me tother side...”

Madam Sarah Kemble Knight, crossing what must have been the Pawtuxet River, Tuesday October 3, 1704.


  1. 1.Charles Chapin and Anna Augusta Chapin, A History of Rhode Island Ferries (Providence: Oxford Press, 1925), 49.

  2. 2.William McLoughlin, Rhode Island: A Bicentennial History (New York: W.W. Norton, 1978), 125.

  3. 3.Ibid., 122.

  4. 4.Samuel Green Arnold, History of the State of Rhode Island and The Providence Plantations, Volume 1: 1636-1700 (New York: Appleton, 1859), 100.

Distance Covered in this entry: 5.07 miles

Total Distance covered in Rhode Island: 49.8 miles

Total Distance Covered for this Project: 118.6 miles