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New tall ship set for public debut

It’s not just its home port of Rhode Island, but the whole of North America that is watching as the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry becomes a reality.

The 196-foot, three-masted, square rigged tall ship, is currently under construction and designated by the state legislature and governor as the state’s official “Sailing Education Vessel.”

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is well on its way to becoming the largest civilian sail training vessel in North America and the first oceangoing full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years.

This accomplishment and more will be celebrated in July when the ship will be towed from Senesco Marine across Narragansett Bay to Newport for a Dedication Weekend that coordinates with Independence Day.

Click here for the full announcement with photos.