Tall Ship Providence Falls Over in Storm

Tall ship Providence in Duxbury, MA (2012). Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.
Tall ship Providence in Duxbury, MA (2012). Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

Newport Patch: The Tall Ship Sloop Providence, Rhode Island’s Official Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador, has suffered damage after toppling over in blizzard conditions at Newport Shipyard on Tuesday.

The vessel is a 110’ fully rigged sailing vessel and a faithful replica of John Paul Jones’ famous warship that sank or captured 40 British ships during the American Revolutionary War. It had been hauled at Newport Shipyard and apparently tipped over during the peak of a blizzard that brought gusts upwards of 60 mph to the coast.

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