The Continental Sloop Providence appears in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."

In January, Captain Steve Brown and then Chief Mate Tanya Banks-Christensen, along with an able crew, sailed the Providence to Alabama so that the ship could be prepared for her role. The captain and crew then sailed her to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for filming of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest". The film opened on July 7th!. Click here to read watch commander Richard "Rusty" Rice's account of the adventure.

The Providence appears in a number of scenes in "Dead Man's Chest". She is in the background as a British vessel in the harbor of Port Royal and as a pirate ship at the dock in Tortuga. Her best scene is as a merchant vessel from which Captain Jack Sparrow's hat is retrieved. The merchant ship then suffers the fate of being destroyed by a sea monster, the Kraken!


Attention 12-17 Year Olds!
Become a member of the crew living and working aboard the Providence.

The Cadet Academy is available to youth ages 12 to 14. The Midshipman Academy is available to youth ages 15 to 17. Each program provides a unique opportunity to live and work aboard a working tall ship. Daily lessons, exercises and assigned ship duties are part of your week long sailing adventure. The Cadet Academy and the Midshipman Academy are designed to foster personal growth and teamwork as young people work together towards common goals.

Read more about the Cadet Academy and Midshipman Academy

Contact Adria Lande, Education Director, at or call her direct at
401-274-1776 to learn how to apply.



Attention Continental Sloop Providence Volunteers!

Anyone interested in volunteering for ship's maintenance should contact to be added to our list of volunteers and to receive a ship's maintenance schedule when it becomes available.


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