Replica of Providence

Rhode Island State Flag Ship

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Sailing vessel Providence

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

Rhode Island Flag Ship & Tall Ship Ambassador

Rhode Island designated the replica of the Continental sailing vessel Providence as the state flagship and tall ship ambassador in 1992. The original Continental (12-gun) sloop Providence was commanded by John Paul Jones during the American Revolutionary War.

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