In 2017 Oliver Hazard Perry will cover an impressive 14,000 nm, from Newport to Cuba, and all the way north above the Arctic Circle into the Northwest Passage. On this historic voyage SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will become the first full-rigged ship to sail the Northwest Passage in 100 years. The goal of this expedition is to observe, study, and report on how a changing climate and the loss of summer sea ice is affecting the environment, wildlife, and indigenous people.
The ship's summer celebration and gala will be held once again at Newport Shipyard on Friday, June 30, 2017. Please join us to celebrate this unprecedented $16 million economic development project that has supported hundreds of jobs in the Rhode Island marine industry and is now also changing the life’s of hundreds of students each year. Throughout the evening, guests can participate in a live and silent auction all while enjoying cocktails, dinner, dancing and dessert. Proceeds from the night will go toward the organization’s educational programs. For more information, visit: www.ohpri.org