For the 'land locked'
Here are some shots from yesterday. We walked out on the bridge to watch the tall ships come up river. Then we went down on the dock to get some shots.
The Prince William is a training ship with an international crew of about 50 teenagers. The Cap't. is Irish, the ship is British. Note the kids up on the yardarms!
The Spirit of Bermuda was distinctive because of the hull color; the smallest of them, it is a very pretty craft:
The Pride of Baltimore is just beautiful! We watched it come in on Thursday and then go out to join the parade up river yesterday.
This is the Netherlands, how is this for some maritime "scenery"? It's very unusual to see any boats come up river under sail. The current is the 2nd. fastest in the country and the boats were buckin' the tide yesterday morning.
Here is the United States Coast Guard. Note the machine gun on the bow of this inflatable... .
And the tug is one from the Navy yard. It's smaller than the Moran tugs. I love the way they use the water cannons to provide a bit of "festivity". The Cap't. of the tug is really funny guy.
This is the Gundalow. These barges were the workhorses of the river and Great Bay when wind and tide provided the power. This is a replica, part of Strawbery Banke, and it routinely provides a floating history lesson for area schoolchildren. I missed the opportunity to get a shot of it with the sail up. The sail is huge and wasn't up long as there was tremendous amount of activity on the water and the tide was really running, making navigation more difficult.