Fundraiser set up for damaged ship

Courtesy of Rocky Steeves

By News Staff 

A fundraising page has been set up to help get money to rebuild a tall ship smashed apart by the storm in Newport harbor.

The storm snapped the USS Providence’s mast and punctured a hole in the ships hull.

The owner of the historic 110 foot replica, which was featured in two-pirates of the Caribbean movies, is turning to the internet to get help covering the repair costs.

So far only about half-a dozen people have donated about $300. He needs $900,000.

To donate go here: 

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