VIDEO: Pod of Dolphins Join SSV Oliver Hazard Perry in Newport Harbor

Oliver Hazard Perry

After a weekend spent at the 25th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry set off for her next destination on Monday morning.

The 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the Ocean State’s Official Sailing Education Vessel and the first ocean-going full-rigged ship built in America in over a century, had some company as she headed out of Newport Harbor!

The impressive silhouette of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry includes a towering three-masted rig, the tallest part of which reaches 13 ½ stories high; a total of 19 spars that have been turned from massive Douglas fir trees on the largest spar lathe in North America; seven miles of rope and wire that have been made integral to the ship’s operation by tradesmen trained in both modern and traditional rigging techniques; and 20 sails, both square and fore-and-aft that total 14,000 square feet.
Oliver Hazard Perry
(photo credit Onne van der Wal)
To learn more about SSV Oliver Hazard Perry and its programs, or to donate, go to www.ohpri.org or call +1 401-841-0080.

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