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Rhode Island’s Flagship Gets Back to Work, Getting Rhode Islanders Back to Work

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 4, 2021) – A tumultuous year ended on a high note for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) thanks to an innovative workforce development partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). Headquartered in Newport, R.I., OHPRI operates Rhode Island’s flagship, the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Oliver Hazard Perry. The not-for-profit organization recently partnered with CCRI in the launch of a 20-day

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September 2020 View from the Quarterdeck

Ahoy Shipmates, It is hard to believe that we are well into September, with students “returning” to school, be it virtually or in person. There is a chill to the air as I write to you, and I am bundled up in my OHP sweatshirt for the first time in months. UNDERWAY AGAIN! I am beyond thrilled to report that

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August 2020 View from the Quarterdeck

Hello, friends. I hope that this letter finds you safe and in good health as COVID-19 continues to rage across the country. It has been a number of months since I last wrote to you, and thought that I would take a few moments to bring you up to date on how OHPRI and the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry have

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OHPRI and Thompson Middle School Collaboration

SCIENCE STUDENTS ATTEND VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP On May 29, 2020, 8th grade students at Newport’s Thompson Middle School tuned in to a webinar aboard SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. Along with Dan O’Connor, our program director, and our crew Miranda, Eric, and Jackson, students learned about about simple machines and mechanical advantage as the crew used a pulley system to lift

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Education Goes Virtual at OHPRI

AT OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND, WE’RE BRINGING THE SHIP TO YOU ONLINE As social distancing becomes the norm across Rhode Island and the country, the staff at Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island are safe sheltering at home or aboard ship. Although we haven’t been able to hold tours and volunteer days, and our scheduled ramp up for our summer

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Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to provide innovative and empowering education-at-sea programs to promote personal and professional growth.