SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Shifts To Fort Adams

ohpricollage1Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Oliver Hazard Perry will be docking at her new permanent berth this Saturday at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. She is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship built in America in over a century. She will be available for viewing Tuesday afternoon, May 5 through May 12 and will be hosting public tours Saturday, May 9th through Monday, May 11th (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and on Tues, May 12th (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

From the OHPRI press release: The impressive silhouette of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry includes a towering 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.

As a Sailing School Vessel, the Tall Ship will carry not passengers but students of all ages participating in academic and experiential learning programs aboard while engaging in all aspects of shipboard life.

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4 Responses to SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Shifts To Fort Adams

  1. doug faunt says:

    The plan, as of now, is we’re moving, by tug, about noon on Saturday. This is subject to change, of course.

  2. Rick Spilman says:

    Thanks Doug. I misread the update about delays related to construction at the Volvo Race village. I think that i have it straight now.

  3. Diego says:

    “She is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship built in America.”

    Huh? How is that possible? Do you mean she is the first built in America in x-number of years?

  4. Rick Spilman says:

    Wow. I am really screwing up this post. It should have read “She is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship built in America in over a century.”

    Fixed it. Thanks for the catch, Diego.