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Tall Ship Topples During Storm in America

29th January 2015
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Tall Ship Topples During Storm in America

#tallship – A revolutionary war replica tall ship has been toppled by strong wind gusts during the snowstorm that's pounding Rhode Island in the United States.

The 110-foot ship was extensively damaged when it fell on its side at the Newport Shipyard on Tuesday. It was stored there for the winter.

The mast is broken and the hull is punctured according to its owner Thorpe Leeson, owner and captain of the Continental Sloop Providence. Extra supports had been added as a precaution but couldn't sustain the heavy winds.

The replica of the USS Providence is the state flagship and tall ship ambassador.

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