30 Jan 2023 in Photos
Last year was a big one for Tall Ship Providence. We saw weddings, retirements, graduations, birthdays, and so many more life events. We could not be more thrilled to get to spend these special moments with you, shipmates. To end our Throwback January, we wanted to send off with a lookback at the year through some of our pictures that we shared with you. You can expect so much more from us now that we have settled into our new home and Alexandria welcomed us with such open arms in our new spot right on Waterfront Park.
The year started without a home. The John Warner Maritime Heritage Center was only the barges that the center now sits upon. As that process progressed, at home in Alexandria our crew was hard at work doing winter maintenance
Maintenance continued as birds covered our crowjack yard and rigging.
The Center neared completion as Providence got ready to sail up the Chesapeake for Haul out.
Providence sailed to where she was hauled out of the water in Georgetown, Maryland and the work began.
Providence remained in Georgetown, Maryland for a whole month getting a fresh coat of paint and some maintenance on her hull
Providence returns just in time for the center to be floated up the Potomac to finish construction here in Alexandria.
Providence opened for tours and sails in late June and by July, we were in full swing.
August was sold out a month in advance and every sail was packed with fun.
School groups began to join us for sails and tours, and the fall brought good wind for sailing as temperatures began to cool.
From weddings to costume parties, October remained busy for the crew as we hosted more events at the center.
November marked the end of the sailing season. We downrigged the ship and started winter maintenance.
We ended 2023 with an award from the Sons of the American Revolution and the best seats in town to watch the boat parade sail right past Providence.