Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sail Boston 2017 ~ The Tall Ships Have Arrived!

Eagle, US Coast Guard

Yesterday, Saturday June 17, the Sail Boston parade of Tall Ships was delayed about an hour because of heavy fog.  We viewed the parade from the 26th floor observation deck of the Boston Custom tower, and from the 12th floor.  The parade was led by the American coast guard tall ship Eagle, which docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard. 

The tall ships will be in port in Boston until Thursday, June 22nd.  You can view them in their berths from the Navy Yard all the way down to the seaport district at various wharves.  You can visit them in their berths, walk the seaport and view them, or take a water tour which will take you up close to the ships. We did all three!  Many seaport and waterfront restaurants have excellent views, too.

Check the website for more information. 

The Eagle

A cannon salute!

Yes, those are sailors in the rigging
Esmeralda, from Chile

El Galeon from Spain
Click this link to see a blog post about El Galeon's 2016 visit

Oliver Hazard Perry from Rhode Island

Alexander Von Humboldt II, Germany

Nantucket Lightship, not part of the parade of Tall Ships
but it is berthed in East Boston

We viewed the Parade of Sail
from the Custom Tower before our cruise

Boston, seen from the middle of the inner harbor

Navy Yard full of Tall Ships

USS Constitution, in dry dock in the
Charlestown Navy Yard, and the
Bunker Hill Monument

The Coast Guard Eagle berthed in the Charlestown Navy Yard

Custom Tower and
The Old North Church

Europa, from the Netherlands at the
Boston Harbor Hotel seen from the water

The arch at the Harbor Hotel
seen from Atlantic Avenue and
the Europa

Lots of Tall Ships can be seen along the harbor walk near the
Federal Court House in the seaport district


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Sail Boston 2017 ~ The Tall Ships Have Arrived!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 18, 2017, ( accessed [access date]).

1 comment:

  1. Those are awesome, I so wish I could go, suppose I could hop the train this week into Boston, but I don't know my way around and always hate that. Enjoyed your photos, thanks for sharing.