Providence Journal: After years of dreaming, planning, towing, building, financing and fundraising, the tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry should finally make its maiden voyage in 2014, say the ship’s backers.

Construction of the 196’ vessel reached a key milestone this month when workers at Senesco Marine, in North Kingstown, began installing its twin 12-liter, 385-horsepower Caterpillar engines.

Now the nonprofit group behind the venture — Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island — is trying to close the gap between the more than $9 million raised to date and its $10.5-million goal.

Read more about the maiden voyage of the Rhode Island tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry.



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