Tall Ships bring 250,000 to Newport

CHARLIE RAFERTY  plays the bagpipe aboard the 65-foot Continental Sloop Providence, a replica of the first vessel commanded by John Paul Jones during the Revolutionary War. /
CHARLIE RAFERTY plays the bagpipe aboard the 65-foot Continental Sloop Providence, a replica of the first vessel commanded by John Paul Jones during the Revolutionary War. /
Rhode Island’s maritime heritage was on display during the recently concluded Amica Insurance Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007 celebration, as 19 square riggers, barques, schooners and the like from 11 nations sailed into Newport’s harbor, anchoring a festival of sailing and culture from June 27 to July 1. The quarter of a million spectators who…

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