Contacts Show Director:
Nancy Piffard (401) 846-1115 x212
Contact Publicist: Rus Graham, Rushton Gregory Communications 603-799-2540
Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry
May 31, 2016
Boat Show Attendees Invited to See America’s Newest Tall Ship
The 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, this country’s newest Tall Ship will be dockside on Perry Mill Wharf (across from the Red Parrot Restaurant) during show days and hours and open for tours to boat show ticket holders only.
The Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest privately-funded, actively sailing civilian Tall Ship in the U.S., the Perry also is Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel. The mission of Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is to provide dynamic education-at-sea programs for students of all ages and backgrounds that promote personal growth and vision while proudly advancing America’s maritime heritage. We achieve our mission aboard our extraordinary Rhode Island-built Tall Ship, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry in collaboration with educational institutions and the marine community.
Although above decks SSV Oliver Hazard Perry looks like a historical ship, she is in fact a brand new technologically sophisticated steel-hulled 21st Century ship. Her rig towers 13 stories high and is made up of 19 spars and 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. Below decks is a modern galley and Great Cabin (where captains, in days of yore, entertained); high-end navigation and communication systems; a state-of-the-art science lab, and classroom spaces outfitted with monitors displaying real-time navigation and meteorological data. www.ohpri.org