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Tall Ship Providence

Rhode Island State Flag Ship

Replica of Continental sailing vessel Providence; photo © Jeremy (Convict J-man) on Flickr (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Official State Flag Ship & Tall Ship Ambassador of Rhode Island

Rhode Island designated the tall ship sloop "Providence" as the state flagship and tall ship ambassador in 1992. All State Ships

Providence is a replica of the Continental sailing vessel Providence that was built for the 1976 bicentennial. The original 12-gun Continental sloop Providence was commanded by John Paul Jones during the American Revolutionary War.

In 2002 another sailing vessel was recognized as the official state yacht of Rhode Island - the two-time America's Cup winner Courageous; one of the world's most distinguished yachts.