Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Symbols


STATE FLAG: Motto, "Hope"

LICENSE PLATE: The Wave

RHODE ISLAND COAT OF ARMS

"The Ocean State" STATE SEAL

STATE FLOWER: Violet

STATE TREE: Red Maple
 
STATE BIRD: Rhode Island Red Hen
 
STATE SHELL: The Quahog
 
STATE FISH: The Striped Bass
 
STATE YACHT : Courageous was the latest America's Cup contender to come from the design board of Olin Stephens. Her helm has beckoned many of the top sailors in America and her crew positions have been manned by some of the most talented. Now she has returned to the waters off Newport, Rhode Island, to continue the fine traditions of the sport with other cup defenders including Columbia, Weatherly, and Intrepid.
 
STATE MINERAL: Bowenite is a close relative of Jade and can be considered a semi-precious gem stone. It is found in northern Rhode Island and was discovered in the early 1800s by Rhode Island geologist George Bowen.
 
STATE ROCK: Cumberlandite is dark brown or black with white markings. It is found on both sides of Narragansett Bay but not north of Cumberland. It will attract a magnet and is estimated to be one and one-half billion years old.

© 2014 VisitRhodeIsland.com
Visit Our Main Site