Groups of students from New London, Ledyard and Fitch high schools board the tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at City Pier in New London. The students are part of the "More Than Words" program which teaches problem solving and promotes respect for diversity. They will depart tomorrow morning and end their journey on Wednesday in Newport, Rhode Island. The Oliver Hazard Perry is a 200-foot steel-hulled, three-masted ship home-ported in Newport named for the U.S. admiral who was the hero of the battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
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