Ship Photos of the Day – Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry set sail on her maiden voyage Thursday from Portsmouth, Rhode Island to Portland, Maine to attend the Tall Ships Portland festival this weekend.

At 200-feet, the three-masted Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest civilian-owned sailing school vessel in the US. and the first full-rigged ocean-going tall ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years.

Photos courtesy Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI)

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Final construction of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was only recently completed at the Senesco Marine shipyard near Providence, RI.

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The vessel is considered the Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel and is owned and operated by Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI).

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More information about the tall ship can be found on the OHPRI website.