July 12, 2009

Tall Ships, Boston

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This stuff kinda makes me uncomfortable and reminds me of slave ships, but I'm sure that's just me. Hope people enjoy!

Tall Ships, Boston

Fewer tall ships sailed into Boston Harbor this year than for the last festival nearly a decade ago, but that didn’t seem to matter to the visitors who boarded the moored vessels Saturday.

‘‘I love the ships,’’ said Abi Heaton, 5, of Mansfield, who was exploring the seven boats tied up near the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Seaport World Trade Center. ‘‘I love the flags and the pretty colors.’’

Her father, James, agreed. ‘‘I did this in 2000 and always wanted to do it again,’’ he said. ‘‘It has been a great event. We have been here for awhile and been entertained the whole time. It is great to see things from all over the world.’’

This year’s event had 40 ships, compared with 100 in 2000. Sail Boston projected between 300,000 and 500,000 people would visit them in Boston and Winthrop between Thursday and Sunday. The 2000 event drew 7.5 million people.

Tall Ships, Boston

Posted at July 12, 2009 5:17 AM

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