Bristol is a city located in the historic county seat of Bristol County, on Rhode Island, USA. The population is around 22,950 inhabitants (2010 census) and the total area of the town is 53.4 km2 (20.6 ml2). Bristol is a deepwater seaport that was named after Bristol, England.
Bristol's major industries include manufacturing, tourism, boat building and related marine industries. The school system of the town is united with neighboring Warren. Prominent communities comprise Portuguese-Americans (Luso-Americans), mostly Azorean, as well as Italian-Americans. Bristol shelters Roger Williams University, named for the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams (1603-1683).
The southerly terminus of East Bay Bike Path is situated at Independence Park, Bristol Harbor. The path continues to East Providence, constructed on abandoned railway. This corridor allows to see some of the best Narragansett Bay views. The path is a valued Bristol's commodity and allows bikers, walkers and roller skaters to enjoy the region. The construction of East Bay Bike Path was contested by residents before construction due to the potential of crime. However, it has turned into a welcome asset to community and anticipated crime is non-existent.
The boat company Herreshoff, based in Bristol, built 5 America's Cup Defenders from 1893 to 1920. Colt Estate, now Colt State Park, was home to Samuel P.Colt, nephew of a man famous for arms company, and founder of US Rubber Company, later named Uniroyal and the nation's biggest rubber company. Colt State Park sits on the manicured gardens that abut the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. It is popular for its beautiful views of the waterfront.
Bristol is also the site of Joseph Reynolds House, National Historic Landmark built in 1700. Marquis de Lafayette along with his staff used it as headquarters during the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778.
Bristol boasts the oldest in United States continuously celebrated Independence Day festivities. The first mention of celebration is from July 1777, when a British officer heard sounds from across Narragansett Bay.
The Bristol cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Bristol, Rhode Island.
If you lose the Bristol location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.