Tall ship sends Rhode Island educators back to school

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The non-profit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island helped six Rhode Island educators become students again this summer during a five-day education-at-sea voyage to Newport, R.I., from Philadelphia aboard the 177-foot tall ship Gazela.

The learning experience in the floating classroom served as a prelude to the educational programs that will be offered on Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, when it is commissioned in 2013 as a 196-foot, fully-rigged tall ship.

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