is considered to be the cornerstone of Rhode Island. Established in
the late sixteen hundreds, it has been home to some of the richest and
most prominent families in the United States. Many consider Newport to be
the one-time home of America's royalty. Situated on the southernmost
tip of Aquidneck Island, it is the sailing capital of the world as well
as one of the nation's most elegant summer resort spots. In the eighteenth
century, Newport was one of the wealthiest ports in the nation. Rum and molasses
trade flourished and made the area a tremendous force in the trade industry.
the eighteen-hundreds Newport became a playground for the rich and famous.
The "Famous 400," some of the richest in the world
have called Newport their home. They have filled this historic city with
some of the largest and most extravagant parties in the world. The extravagance
of the area even claimed partial inspiration to the author F. Scott
Fitzgerald and his famous novel The Great Gatsby