CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2002
The historic tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington will arrive at Channel Islands Harbor on Feb. 6 for a weeklong stay. The vessels will offer dockside programs, educational voyages and battle reenactments. Free public tours of the ships will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m. on arrival day. After that, they will cost $3 for general admission, $2 for senior citizens and students, $1 for children under 12 and $7 for families. Tours will be offered Feb. 7-8 and 11-12 from 4 to 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1988 |
Perhaps the best view Sunday of the tall ships motoring into Dana Point Harbor was on the sun deck at Michael's Supper Club. Until the cannon went off. "The cannon scared the pants off of us," muttered a still-shaken Doug McKenzie, 28. "We dropped our cocktails." And with that he, his wife, Michelle, and two friends hoisted their Irish coffees and cheered Pilgrim II. "I raised my red flag and waved," Michelle McKenzie giggled. "Here come the boys."
June 10, 1990
Four million visitors are expected in Amsterdam in August to take part in "Sail Amsterdam," the world's largest gathering of tall ships. The event, held every five years, takes place Aug. 9-14 and will feature more than 1,000 sailing vessels from around the world. Not all of them, naturally, are tall ships. The weeklong program begins with a "Parade of Sail" on Aug. 9 through the North Sea canal. The parade will be led by a replica of an 18th-Century East Indiaman.
August 20, 2000
The second annual Tall Ships Chicago, which drew more than 500,000 visitors when it debuted in 1998, will return to the Windy City over Labor Day weekend. Seven tall ships from the U.S., Canada and the British Virgin Islands will sail into Navy Pier on the afternoon of Aug. 31 and be available for tours ($5 per person) through Sept. 4. Related events will include daytime music and dance performances; nighttime concerts Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 ($15-$17.50); and fireworks each night.
July 28, 2002 |
What's billed as the largest gathering of tall ships in British Columbia in a century will be held Aug. 8 to 12 in Richmond, which is about 20 minutes south of downtown Vancouver. More than 20 ships, mostly from the U.S. and Canada but also from as far away as New Zealand, will participate, said Richmond city spokesman Ted Townsend. Events in the five-day Richmond Tall Ships Festival include a parade of sails Aug. 8; an art and food fair; and music on five stages.
June 4, 2000 |
If predictions hold, it will dwarf the Spanish Armada, the Normandy invasion fleet and every regatta ever held--as many as 70,000 watercraft jammed into New York Harbor for what organizers call the "largest maritime event in history." At the center of the weeklong affair beginning July 3 is Operation Sail 2000, the latest gathering of wind-powered "tall ships."