Tuna Tournament, 1959
- Tuna Tournament, 1959
The annual Rhode Island Tuna Tournament, incorporated in 1958, became one of the world's largest such events in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It continues today, but with a 50 percent drop in participation from its heyday due to a reduction in the numbers of tuna to be found off the Rhode Island coast.
Source: Rhode Island Sea Grant Fact Sheet- Tuna