Subject: What kind of spider?
Geographic location of the bug: Rhode Island -Kingston
Time: 04:40 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I think this is a Carolina Wolf Spider or maybe a fishing spider but not sure. She is a beauty though
How you want your letter signed: Cynthia Holt
This impressive spider is one of the Fishing Spiders in the genus Dolomedes, most likely Dolomedes tenebrosus which you can read about on BugGuide.