The largest civilian sailing school vessel in The United States is anchored off West Island. The Oliver Hazard Perry was spotted 3/4 of a mile off North Point West Island, on the northeast corner of WI on Wednesday, 8/16, at 3 p.m.
The ship is 200 feet long with 14,000 square feet of sails and seven miles of rope and rigging. The ship is based in Rhode Island. NOTE: If you are going to venture out to the back side of the island to take a look, take bug spray with you! The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is Rhode Island’s official state “Educational Sailing Vessel” and an official Tall Ship for RI, according to its website.
For more information on this fantastic sailing ship visit http://www.ohpri.org. Photo courtesy of ML Baron, www.WestIslandWeather.com
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