Rhode Island’s official tall ship is set to become a tourist attraction in Virginia.
A foundation in the waterfront city of Alexandria has purchased the 110-foot sloop-of-war Providence, a full-scale replica of the first warship in America’s Continental Navy, and is busy making repairs so it can be used for maritime educational programs.
Quick! Surely we can put together an incentive packaged (backed by a moral obligation bond) to subsidize this ship’s continued use in Rhode Island. The tourism will be so huge that it’ll never cost taxpayers a dime. And we can put it in the Loughlin Marina.