WHAT: Public Tours aboard Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry
The ship’s stay is hosted by Berth One Palm Beach, Florida’s new deep-water mega yacht berth that offers a full suite of yacht services.
The ship is on its way south to participate in Tall Ships Festivals on the Gulf Coast. The ship’s progress can be tracked here: https://www.ohpri.org/track-the-ship/
WHEN: Saturday, March 24
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 25
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Donations of $5/adult, $1/child are gratefully accepted.
Schools and other large groups can arrange times for tours outside of those listed above by contacting Jess Wurzbacher, [email protected] or 401-841-0080
WHERE: Berth One – 1 E. 11th St., Riviera Beach, FL 33404
The 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is this country’s newest Tall Ship and one of only 75 Tall Ships in the world designated by Sail Training International as Class A. The largest privately-funded, actively sailing civilian Tall Ship in the U.S., Perry also is Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel.
Berth One Palm Beach is hosting Rhode Island’s 200-foot Official Sailing Education Vessel SSV Oliver Hazard Perry until March 27 when it continues south for Tall Ships Festivals on the Gulf Coast. The ship is opening for public tours this Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 each day.
(Photo credit: Port of Palm Beach)
More About OHPRI
Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island’s mission is to provide innovative, empowering education-at-sea programs that promote personal and professional growth. The mission is achieved by partnering with schools, organizations, and universities for unique experiential learning opportunities that incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) educational concepts. The non-profit organization offers a variety of onboard learning experiences to program partners as well as the broader public and also participates at festivals and other events to reinforce the importance of and interest in Rhode Island’s and America’s maritime history.
U.S. Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led the first U.S. naval victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.