The "Samuel Slater" is a 40-foot long authentic British canal boat built in Cambridgeshire, England. The boat offers all you'll need for a relaxing stay in Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.
Docked just 15 minutes from Providence on the historic Blackstone River, the "Samuel Slater" is a 40-foot long authentic British canal boat. This unique boat is a perfect place to unwind and unplug for a relaxing stay in Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.
Since the "Samuel Slater" is an authentic canal boat, space can be...let's say...a little tight. The cabin height is 77" (with a slight angle dropping to 73" on the sides). But you'll find everything you'll need to enjoy your stay, including a kitchen to cook in, bedroom with closet, bathroom with hot shower, and definitely enough room to relax on this unique boat.
River tours are available for an additional fee upon request to cruise the Blackstone River. You can even steer if you want. :)
As a guest, you'll have access to living quarters, as well as the cozy outdoor sitting area at the front of the boat.
Interaction with guests
We do not live on site, but will typically meet you upon your arrival and be easily available by phone for any questions or requests.
Other things to note
Other nearby attractions include:
Boat tours, kayaking, bicycling; hiking or swimming at Lincoln Woods State Park; take in show or try your luck at Twin River Casino; theater, shopping, and historic sites are all nearby.
*Please clean up after yourself during and at the end of your stay. No smoking and no pets allowed.
*The canal boat remains docked. A captain may be hired to charter a cruise ahead of time. The fee is $125 for a 90-minute tour and needs to be paid upon arrival. Checks payments for the charter are preferred.
We look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy an experience on what was once "America's Hardest Working River" in the heart of The Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. Let us share our love of the cultural and natural history of the valley. Experience the rebirth of the river, learn about its industrial past and explore the flavors of this diverse area at neighborhood restaurants.