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The Amazing Herreshoff Brothers, Part 2 — Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, Wizard of Bristol

When Nathanael Green Herreshoff was around 16, he began to work for his elder brother, John Brown Herreshoff, in his boat yard in Bristol, RI. To work as an apprentice was a traditional way to learn the skills and techniques … Continue reading

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12,000 Visitors to STV Oliver Hazard Perry in Newport

From May 9th through 13th, Oliver Hazard Perry, the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the US, was host to 12,000 visitors during the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Newport, RI.  The contrast between the new tall ship and the … Continue reading

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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Shifts To Fort Adams

Sailing 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 … Continue reading

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Amorita’s Unlucky Day

The first time I saw Billy Black‘s photo of the collision, I had to look twice to believe what I was seeing. It show two white yachts, both under full sail, one slicing half-way through the other.  The collision took … Continue reading

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