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WHAT TO DO? Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state’s official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. 
 / COURTESY OLIVER 
HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

Building a tall ship is much easier than keeping it afloat

Providence Business News first wrote about the Oliver Hazard Perry in January 2009 when BankNewport gave a $25,000 grant to help cover development costs...
WHAT TO DO? Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state's official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

What should the state do now that the nonprofit controlling the...

The news that the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry had “paused” operations was a sad reminder that not all grand plans succeed. The nonprofit that...
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...
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