NEWPORT SHIPYARD CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
Newport Shipyard in Rhode Island could have gone the route of so many valuable pieces of waterfront real estate—becoming condos or timeshares—when the property went up for auction in 1998. Thanks to Charlie Dana, David Ray and other leading Newport figures, the space became a working shipyard, marina and yachting hub. In July, the shipyard held a 20th anniversary celebration. “We really wanted to give back to those who have helped make us more than just a shipyard,” says Eli Dana, general manager. The reggae band Toots and the Maytals played a private dance party and concert.
clockwise from above: (L-R) Jeff Beneville, Annie Beneville, Mary Brakenhoff, Bruce Brakenhoff, Alexandra Mouligné, John Jay Mouligné, Tom Fleming, Jamie Horton; Eli & Rose Dana, Posy Dana, (hidden) Lauren & Eli Dana, Andy Ridall; Vinnie Pattavina, Samantha Pattavina, Caitlin Niemic, Andrea Lazor, Jared Lazor; Ellie Huntley, Rose Dana, Lauren Dana, Eli Dana, Eli Dana; Isabella Ridall, Nick Dana, David Ray