RI Tall Ship Passes Major Milestone Toward Completion

9/26/2014 - The mainmast of the 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was stepped Wednesday, September 24 in a dockside ceremony at The Hinckley Company in Portsmouth, marking a major milestone in the completion of Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel that will serve students from across the country and abroad.… SEE MORE
Orion Marker Marion takes a sighting aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE.

RI Tall Ship Announces First Voyage Plans

3/18/2014 - What do the clouds tell us about weather? Where exactly are we positioned on the globe? How does sail trim affect boat speed and angles? Mariners of all ages will have the opportunity to answer these questions and more aboard America’s newest tall ship, the 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry,… SEE MORE
The OLIVER HAZARD PERRY flies its colors during the dedication ceremonies. When completed, the masts will be triple this size.

Rhode Island’s New Tall Ship Dedicated In Style

7/10/2013 - Rhode Island's new tall ship, Oliver Hazard Perry, was dedicated in grand style over the July 4th Weekend, with a gala at Newport Shipyard starting the festivities off and a public viewing at Fort Adams closing out the weekend. The ship saw a remarkable transformation during its brief stay in… SEE MORE
A massive Travelift is required to haul OLIVER HAZARD PERRY out at Newport Shipyard.

RI Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry Arrives in Newport

6/21/2013 - The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry, which will serve as a sail-training ship for the state of Rhode Island, arrived in Newport on June 21 in preparation for a dedication ceremony to be held over the Independence Day Weekend. The 196-foot, three-masted, square rigged tall ship, currently under construction and… SEE MORE
Aerial view of “wave attenuator” proposed for Fort Adams in Newport, RI, showing the new berth for the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry.

RI Tall Ship Confirms Berth at Newport’s Fort Adams

2/26/2013 - The non-profit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI), which is building Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, exceeded its 2012 year-end fund raising goals thanks to the generosity of individuals and corporate supporters who helped match two challenge grants issued last September by an anonymous… SEE MORE
Captain Richard Bailey aboard HMS ROSE, which he commanded when it sailed as the largest active wooden tall ship in the world.

RI Tall Ship Gains a Captain

9/28/2012 - Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is on a favored tack as it sails into fall with Richard Bailey (Wellfleet, Mass.) as its newly appointed captain. Bailey, who has been involved with the organization since its inception in 2008, will take the helm of Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel, the… SEE MORE
The 177-foot tall ship GAZELA with the hull of the SSV OLIVER HAZARD PERRY in the background.

RI Educators Head to Sea Aboard Tall Ship

8/16/2012 - The non-profit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) helped six Rhode Island educators become students again this summer during a five-day education-at-sea voyage from Philadelphia to Newport aboard the 177-foot tall ship Gazela. The learning experience in the floating classroom served as a prelude to the educational programs that… SEE MORE
The latest artist’s rendering of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, by Ezra Smith Design, LLC.

Oliver Hazard Perry Project Gains New Boat, Funding

6/14/2012 - Bart Dunbar, Chairman of Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI), announced that OHPRI has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Foundation in support of the construction of the 196-foot long, 13 ½ story tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. This significant grant builds upon $300,000… SEE MORE
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry leaves Amherstburg, Ontario, in 2008, bound for Rhode Island.

RI Governor Names Tall Ship as State Education Vessel

6/5/2012 - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has signed legislation designating the soon-to-be-commissioned 196’ three-masted, square-rigged tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry the state’s official “Sailing Education Vessel.” It was a large step for the smallest state in the Union, which calls itself the “Ocean State” and possesses a rich maritime history… SEE MORE
The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry gets a bottom job in December before being towed to Senesco Marine.Photo by Matt Gineo.

RI Tall Ship Eyes Fundraising Goal, Plans Event

4/17/2012 - Rhode Island’s first education-at-sea tall ship, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, is on its way to completion, and a fundraiser to be held on Thursday, May 17 (6:30-9:00 p.m.), will bring the community together to celebrate and learn more about the vessel, which aims to sail as a 196-foot (sparred… SEE MORE