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 HazardPerry 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.
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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