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Oliver Hazard Perry sets sail as RI's education vessel

Aug 1, 2016 10:23 AM

The three-masted tall ship will be a classroom for ocean navigation

Courtesy Onne van der Wal

(NEWPORT, R.I.) — After eight years and $16 million to build it, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is ready to welcome students as Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel, Rhode Island Public Radio reported. The 200-foot ship is one of the only oceangoing full-rigged vessels built in the U.S. in a century. Students aboard will work alongside a professional crew to learn about ocean navigation.

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