Sunday, March 21, 2010

Breaking: Ships of the Tall Ships Erie 2010 Festival

Tall Ships Erie, a festival of tall ships being held September 9-12 in Erie this year, has yet to release the list of vessels participating. However, at this time I can confirm the following vessels will be in attendance:

HMS BOUNTY, homeport: Greenwich, New York
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II, homeport: Baltimore, Maryland
ROALD AMUNDSEN, homeport: Eckernförde, Germany
PLAYFAIR and PATHFINDER, homeport: Toronto
UNICORN, homeport: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

I will continue to follow this and add more vessels (supposedly there are seven vessels scheduled) as the information becomes available to me.

Note that HMS BOUNTY is the 1960-built vessel used in the 1960 MGM version of Mutiny of the Bounty starring Marlon Brando. Both BOUNTY and PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II have visited Erie in the past.

Please note that although all of these ships have confirmed their appearance on their websites, the official party line from Tall Ships Erie is that because they're afraid that this information getting out early could upset their sponsors and ruin "their day in the sun" this information has not been officially confirmed.

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