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Sailing Tall Ship Danmark

A video for a Saturday. A wonderful documentary from 1992 about sailing on the tall ship Danmark. World of Discovery – Tall Ships: High Sea Adventure

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The Truly Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry

These days just about anything with a mast or two is called a “tall ship.”  Some are and many are not.  One ship that definitely qualifies is Rhode Island’s Oliver Hazard Perry.   A dedicated team of riggers has just about … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Providence Blown Over in Blizzard Winds

The sloop Providence, a 1976 built replica of the Continental Navy sloop of the same name, was blown off her jack stands while on shore at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island on Tuesday in blizzard conditions.  The ship was dis-masted … Continue reading

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Delaware’s Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel Seeks Volunteer Sailing Crew

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is seeking recruits to train as volunteer crew for the replica ship Kalmar Nyckel.  The original ship of that name served as Peter Minuit’s flagship for the 1638 expedition that founded the colony of New Sweden, establishing the first … Continue reading

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High Drama on the Sail to Dublin – Teens Battle 60 Knot Winds & Black Diamond of Durham Saves Singlehander

The Dublin Tall Ship Festival is well underway this weekend in Ireland, with 40 tall ships and at least a dozen accompanying vessels.  A million vistitors are expected to throng the docks.  There was already considerable drama prior to the … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle – “the Largest Confined Leadership Laboratory”

A well done video  providing an interesting perspective on sail training. Coast Guard Tall Ship “Eagle” [iframe: width=”480″ height=”390″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/gA84Z2kFYdc?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen]

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Of Tall Ships and Stupid Lawyers

The age of wooden ships and iron men is long gone.  We appear to be square in the era of tall ships and stupid lawyers.  From the SeaCoastonline: The American Sail Training Association sent a letter to the Piscataqua Maritime … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Elissa – 1877 survives Hurricane Ike with little damage

ELISSA is a three-masted, iron-hulled sailing barque built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland by Alexander Hall & Company.  Under various names, rigs and owners she had a 90 year carreer carrying cargo. She was purchased by the Galveston Historical Foundation 1975. She … Continue reading

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HMS PICKLE is For Sale!

Archival Post: For the most recent news on HMS Pickle click here.  HMS PICKLE is For Sale! OK, not the original HMS Pickle but a replica built in 1995. For only £350,000.00 (US$626,640) you too could own a replica of the historic … Continue reading

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