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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state's official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced Tuesday the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. An unknown amount of layoffs have also been made as the staff and crew are cut back to a "minimal" presence. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

Sails empty as Oliver Hazard Perry “pauses” due to foggy financial...

NEWPORT – Anchors on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry hit the sea floor Wednesday after a statement by its parent nonprofit noted financial difficulties...
THE OLIVER HAZARD PERRY lost engine power Sunday evening impacting four vessel in the Newport Harbor. The ship is expected to be returned to Fort Adams Monday afternoon. / COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD

Oliver Hazard Perry to be returned to Fort Adams after engine...

NEWPORT – On Sunday evening the Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry lost engine power while leaving the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, causing the ship...
A FUNDRAISING EVENT was held June 30 for the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, at which close to 350 guests raised more than $100,000 for the “Experience, Education, Exploration” theme of the night. From left, Kathy Vespia, member of the Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island board of directors; Jessica Wurzbacher, OHPRI executive director; Dan Wurzbacher; Steve Wurzbacher; and Bonnie Wurzbacher. /COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND

Summer celebration raises more than $100K for Oliver Hazard Perry

NEWPORT – The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was dockside for a fundraising event on its behalf on June 30, at which close to 350...

Is tall ship sticking to mission?

(Updated 10:58 a.m. with Dunbar comment) The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, named for the 19th-century Rhode Islander and U.S. Navy commodore, was always envisioned as...
THE UNIVERSITY of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research expedition aboard the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to Canada’s Arctic’s Northwest Passage to document environmental changes in that region. / COURTESY ONNE VAN DER WAL

Nearly $3M awarded for URI research expedition to Arctic’s Northwest Passage

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research...
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

R.I. firms bring tall ship to life

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...

BankNewport gives to Oliver Hazard Perry

BankNewport recently presented a $1,200 donation to the Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island organization, which will put the money toward the ongoing construction of...

BankNewport gives to Oliver Hazard Perry

NEWPORT – Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is the designated beneficiary of BankNewport’s new boat-loan program launched this month that is aimed to help...

Five Questions With: Bart Dunbar

With legislation designating the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry as Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel pending passage in the House of Representatives – with...
THOMAS W. KELLY, president and CEO of BankNewport, center, toured the new headquarters of Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island after presenting a $10,000 donation to the organization, represented by OHPRI Chairman Bart Dunbar, left, and OHPRI Vice Chairman Perry Lewis, right. /

BankNewport donates $10K to support education at sea

BankNewport recently donated $10,000 to Oliver Perry Hazard Rhode Island (OHPRI) to support the nonprofit’s new headquarters at the Buliod-Perry House in Newport.“BankNewport is...
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