2015-01-29 / Front Page

In The Wake of the Storm…



High winds topping 50 knots caused major drifting and minor damage across the island, but perhaps the most startling impact was on Rhode Island’s Tall Ship Providence, blown from her cradle at Newport Shipyard. The chine of the vessel hit the pavement, rupturing the hull, and the mast snapped about 10 feet above the main deck, scattering rigging across the area. On a more positive note, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry safely weathered the storm dockside at Hinckley Boatyard. 
Photos by Jack Kelly High winds topping 50 knots caused major drifting and minor damage across the island, but perhaps the most startling impact was on Rhode Island’s Tall Ship Providence, blown from her cradle at Newport Shipyard. The chine of the vessel hit the pavement, rupturing the hull, and the mast snapped about 10 feet above the main deck, scattering rigging across the area. On a more positive note, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry safely weathered the storm dockside at Hinckley Boatyard. Photos by Jack Kelly

General Rochambeau statue. General Rochambeau statue.

John Duchesneau clears a curb cut in front of Corner Cafe on Broadway. John Duchesneau clears a curb cut in front of Corner Cafe on Broadway.

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