Image of Governor Phillip W. Noel and dignitaries aboard ship in Newport Harbor as part of the Tall Ships celebration that marked the Bicentennial celebration in 1976.
The first Tall Ships Festival was held in 1976 as part of America’s Bicentennial. It was the largest gathering of its kind and featured the greatest sailing ships from a bygone era.
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Tall Ships, Newport, 1976