Fort Adams State Park http://ripr.org en Eisenhower House Readies For Multi-Million Dollar Makeover http://ripr.org/post/eisenhower-house-readies-multi-million-dollar-makeover <p>A Newport home that was once the summer residence of President Dwight D. Eisenhower is about to undergo a one-point-six million dollar makeover.</p><p></p><p>The Eisenhower House on the grounds of Fort Adam State Park will be winterized and become a year-round venue for social and corporate events.&nbsp; Ron Renaud, director of the state Department of Administration, said the basement is full of telephone cables.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:04:42 +0000 Flo Jonic 22639 at http://ripr.org Eisenhower House Readies For Multi-Million Dollar Makeover Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry At Home in RI http://ripr.org/post/tall-ship-ssv-oliver-hazard-perry-home-ri <p style="margin-left:-.25in;">&nbsp;Rhode Island will soon be home to its very own Tall Ship: the <em>SSV Oliver Hazard Perry</em>. Picture the <em>HMS Rose</em>, featured in the Hollywood film Master &amp; Commander, but much larger and made of steel. The 196 foot <em>SSV Oliver Hazard Perry </em>will be thirteen and a half stories tall, with three masts supporting square sails. The ship is being built by a non-profit organization, and is named for a Rhode-Island born naval hero of the War of 1812.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:49:32 +0000 Jehane Samaha 10818 at http://ripr.org Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry At Home in RI