SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Square Rigger Nears Delivery

By Vincent Tavani Why build a tall ship from scratch at the beginning of the twenty-first century? A full-rigged, ocean-going ship hasn’t been attempted in the United States since 1904.  SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, now in its final stages of construction at Hinckley Company in Portsmouth, is exactly that: a 500-ton, three-masted vessel, with square sails on all three masts, … [Read more...]

Tall Ship Tour Runs Aground Near Statue of Liberty

All 121 passengers aboard a 158-foot tall ship had to be rescued Saturday after the vessel ran aground and got stuck near the Statue of Liberty. According to a report the Associated Press, the steel-hulled Clipper City "hit something soft, like mud or a shoal" on Saturday afternoon just off Liberty Island, causing the vessel to become stuck. No damage, injuries or pollution … [Read more...]

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Tall Ship Sinks Off Saint Lucia

An iconic two-masted, square-rigged tall ship famously featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies has sunk off Saint Lucia. According to reports, the Brig Unicorn sank early Saturday morning as it sailed from Saint Lucia to Saint Vincent & the Grenadines for dry docking, a short journey of about 18 miles. St. Lucia Times reports that the ship sank within a matter … [Read more...]