R.I. firms bring tall ship to life

SAIL MOVES: A reception onboard the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry in late September 2014. More than 58 companies to date have participated in the construction of the tall ship, which will begin its programs in the spring. / COURTESY MEDIA PRO INTERNATIONAL
SAIL MOVES: A reception onboard the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry in late September 2014. More than 58 companies to date have participated in the construction of the tall ship, which will begin its programs in the spring. / COURTESY MEDIA PRO INTERNATIONAL
How many hands did it take to build the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the first full-rigged, ocean-worthy tall ship to be built in the U.S. in a century? The shipbuilding project has employed hundreds of people since the project began in 2007. More than 58 companies to date have provided parts, materials and services in…

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