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It’s Tall Ships® Tuesday! Meet Oliver Hazard Perry.

Posted by Tall Ships America on July 21, 2015

IT’S TALL SHIPS® TUESDAY AND TODAY’S FEATURED TALL SHIP IS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY!

Oliver Hazard Perry in Portsmouth, RI (Credit: Nonni Sansoucy, Courtesy of OHPRI)

Oliver Hazard Perry in Portsmouth, RI (Credit: Nonni Sansoucy, Courtesy of OHPRI)

WHERE YOU’LL FIND HER:
AT IBERDROLA USA TALL SHIPS® PORTLAND 2015 (JULY 18 – 20)

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Oliver Hazard Perry is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in the US in 110 years and is named for the young Rhode Island hero of the Battle of Lake Erie who on September 10, 1813 wrote, “We have met the enemy and they are ours…” The ship’s business is conducted from offices in Perry’s restored former home in Newport, RI. OHP is a platform for a wide range of sail training and educational programs. Schools and colleges craft their own custom programs of varying duration on the ship. Adult programs are offered directly through the ship’s office and with our partners at Ocean Navigator/Professional Mariner Magazines. The ship has been designed to serve both the able and disabled. Sail training participants aboard OHP live and work alongside the professional crew as integral members of the ship’s company, becoming part of the team that sets and trims the sails, guides her voyage and animates her spirit. No prior experience is necessary and no extraordinary fitness is required.

SHIP FACTS:
Vessel Type: Full Rigged Ship
Flag: USA
Homeport: Newport, RI
Sparred length: 200’
Rig height: 130’
Sail area: 14,000 square feet
Power: Twin Caterpillar diesel
Hull: steel

Join us every Tuesday for more profiles of the ships participating in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2015 Race Series.

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