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General Maritime Information


American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
The American Sail Training Association is a nonprofit organization focused on youth education, leadership development and the preservation of the maritime heritage of North America. The Continental Sloop Providence is a proud member of ASTA.

Cubberly & Shaw
A great source for maritime heritage news in New England.

Historic Tall Ships
Terrific site from Germany - check out their film section and learn which tall ships appeared in your favorite movies.

John's Nautical & Boatbuilding Page
Billed as the "Mother of All Maritime Links" - need we say more?

Maritime History
Maritime history, shipwrecks and pirates.

Real Weather
They specialize in custom tailored weather forecasts. Meterologist Susan Genett forecasted the weather for the Continental Sloop Providence's trip to and from the Caribbean for their participation in the filming of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" to be released in the summer of .

Rhode Island Tide Charts
Maine Harbors publishs a complete tide chart for Rhode Island.

If you are looking for information on a schooner, brig, brigantine, bark and fully rigged tall ship start your search here.

Smith's Maritime Museums
This is a master index of maritime museum websites, organized by state. A great resource.


Great New England and Northeast Coast Tall Ships

A.J. Meerwald
This schooner is the offical tall ship of New Jersey.

The schnooner Amistad's homeport is New Haven, Connecticut.

The HMS Bounty is a full-rigged ship built in 1962 for the movie "Mutiny on the Bounty". Her homeport is Greenport, Long Island, New York.

The Christeen is the oldest remaining oyster sloop in North America. She is based out of Oyster Bay, New York.

The Clearwater is the only full-sized replica of the 18th-19th century merchant vessels known as Hudson River sloops.

USS Constellation
She was the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy. She is berthed in Baltimore, Maryland.

USS Constitution
"Old Ironside" is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. She is berthed in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

The Ernestina is a two-masted, gaff topsail schooner based out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The Formidable is rigged as a brigantine and sails primarily out of Boston, Massachusetts.

The Friendship is a full size replica of a Salem East Indiaman launched in 1998 and berthed at Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Salem, Massachusetts.

Gazela Philadelphia
The Gazela Philadelphia is a three-masted barquentine.

Harvey Gamage
The Harvey Gamage is a gaff topsail schooner, two-masted. Her homeport is Islesboro, Maine.

Joseph Conrad
The Joseph Conrad is a three-masted tall ship berthed in Mystic, Connecticut.

Kalmar Nyckel
The Kalmar Nyckel is a recreation of the first colonial Swedish settlement ship to arrive in America at what is now Wilmington, Delaware.

Lettie G. Howard
The Lettie G. Howard was built in 1893. She is a top-masted gaff topsail schooner and sails out of the South Street Seaport in New York City..

Mystic Whaler
This gaff-rigged schooner makes her home in Mystic, Connecticut.

Pride of Baltimore II
The Pride of Baltimore II is a topsail schooner built to the lines of an 1812-era Baltimore Clipper.

The Quinnipiack is a two masted, gaff schooner, built in 1984. Her homeport is New Haven, Connecticut.

The Soundwaters is a gaff schooner, three masted. She predominately sails in Long Island Sound.

Spirit of Massachusetts
The Spirit of Massachusetts is a two-masted, gaff topsail schooner. She sails out of Boston, Massachusetts.

The Schooner Sultana is based in the historic port of Chestertown, Maryland.

When and If
Commissioned in 1939 by General George S. Patton. Her homeport is Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.



Learn to Sail Small Ships

Community Boating Center - Providence, Rhode Island
Making learning to sail and recreational boating affordable and accessible to ordinary folks.



Learn to Tie Knots

Basic Knots
Includes instructions on basic knots and marlinespike.

Knots - Beyond the Basics
Instructions on more advanced knots. Includes videos on how to tie knots.



Pirates and Privateers

Free Men of the Sea
Our favorite pirate re-enactors!

Maritime History
Maritime history, shipwrecks and pirates.
Pirates! Fact and legend
Lots of information about the history of pirates.

The Polly Dodger
Over 500 pyrate links!

Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 19th is "Talk Like a Pirate Day" - aargh - mark ye calendar, matie.


Pirates of the Caribbean - The Movies

Keep to the Code
The official fan site for Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean"

POTC Fan Trips

Pirate Shipwrecks

The Queen Anne's Revenge
Blackbeard's ship

The Whydah
Captain Sam Bellamy's ship discovered by Barry Clifford in 1984.


Revolutionary War - Rhode Island People & Places

Gaspee Days
A comprehensive site about the history of the burning of the HMS Gaspee prior to the start of the American Revolution and yearly commemorative festivities.

Greene, Major General Nathanael (Homestead of)
The Nathanael Greene Homestead was built in 1770 and is located on a hillside facing the Pawtuxet River. 

Kentish Guards
The Kentish Guards of East Greenwich, Rhode Island
is an historic military unit that has been in continuous
service since being chartered on October 29, 1774.

Newport Artillery
The Artillery Company of Newport, chartered in 1741 by King George II of Great Britain, is today a ceremonial unit of the Rhode Island Militia, Council of Historic Military Commands.

Pawtuxet Rangers
The Pawtuxet Rangers were chartered by the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations on October 29, 1774 to protect the village of Pawtuxet, which was a thriving fishing village and a seaport very busy with commerce.

Gilbert Stuart Museum
The birthplace of one of America's foremost portrait patinters.

Varnum Continentals
James Mitchell Varnum was the first commander of the Kentish Guards. In 1775-76, he commanded the 12th and later the 9th Continental Regiments. In 1779, he was Major General of Rhode Island Militia. He served with distinction at the siege of Boston, the battles at Long Island, White Plains, Red Bank, at Valley Forge and the battle of Rhode Island.



Revolutionary War - Wonderful Sites

A user friendly site devoted to the American Revolution

An interesting collection of timelines of American Colonial history to 1790.
Great website full of information and links for students and teachers. We've highlighted the American Revolution section but this site is full of information on many other subjects.
Lots of information for kids who want to learn more about the American Revolution. Loads of information about other subjects too.



Rhode Island Today and Yesterday

City of Providence Art, Culture, & Tourism
Up-to-the-minute information about what's happening in the City of Providence.

Friends of India Point Park
Friends of India Point Park are a group of citizens dedicated to protecting, improving and expanding India Point Park in ways that uphold its integrity as an informal, natural open space.

Narragansett Bay: A Friend's Perspective
An interesting history of Rhode Island's Narrangansett Bay by Stuart O. Hale.

Naval History in Rhode Island
Informative site maintained by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC).

Providence-Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
Whether your destination is the bustling streets of Providence or the scenic shores of Warwick, you'll find boundless entertainment options for both the leisure and business traveler on this site.

Rhode Island Historical Society
Founded in 1822, the Rhode Island Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing Rhode Island's history.
The Society owns and operates the circa 1786 John Brown House (a National Historic Landmark), the Library, and the Aldrich House administrative building in Providence, and the Museum
of Work and Culture in Woonsocket.

Rhode Island Marine Archaelogy Project
Since 1991 the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project has performed background research, collected historical information and conducted field work on the vessels beneath Rhode Island waters.

Rhode Island Tourism
Their slogan (and rightly so), "If you haven't seen Rhode Island, you haven't seen New England."



United States Military Websites

Navy Department Library
The Navy Department Library is home to the most comprehensive collection of literature relating to the United States Navy

U.S. Marines
The first amphibious landing of U.S. Marines on foreign soil was launched from the Continental Sloop Providence on March 3, 1776.

U.S. Navy
The "father" of the American Navy was John Paul Jones. His first command was aboard the Continental Sloop Providence



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