Jeffrey O’Brien’s Main Street is made up of the waterways around Newport. His address is on a wharf. When he envisions the expansion of his increasingly busy tour-boat business, Gansett Cruise, he considers a second boat to respond to the demand he’s already serving in Westerly’s Watch Hill area. He thinks about adding a fishing boat to take out people who buy a ticket at a time, so they won’t have to charter a whole boat.
Casey’s Marina on Spring Wharf in Newport Harbor is just Bill Casey’s signature business. The marina that handles boats from 30-feet to 170-feet long is one of a wave of businesses he’s involved with.
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