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.