2015-10-15 / Front Page

Blowin' into Bowen's

Rhode Island’s 200-foot official Sailing Education Vessel SSV Oliver Hazard Perry (OHP) will visit the 25th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival Oct. 17 and 18. The impressive OHP, a towering three-masted rig, the tallest part of which reaches 13 ½ stories high, has 19 spars turned from massive Douglas fir trees; seven miles of rope; and 20 sails, both square and fore-and-aft, that total 14,000 square feet. The festival also includes chefs' creations from a record number of participating restaurants and fine food vendors, two days of live music, dancing and activities for the entire family. A rain or shine event. (Photo by Onne van der Wal)



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