El Galeon Andalucía

El Galeon Andalucía

The Galeón Andalucía is a replica of a 16th-17th century galleon, the only one in the world that sails in present days. These ships were the type of vessel used by the Spanish Crown for maritime expeditions during the 16th through the 18th centuries. Galleons were intended to discover and then establish trade routes between Spain, America and the Philippines islands, and formed what was then called the “Fleet of the Indies”. For three centuries, these Spanish galleons crossed the Atlantic Ocean back and forth, sailed around the Caribbean Sea and the American coasts, and covered the Pacific route as well. They carried plenty of seamen, merchant traders and settlers, while their holds bore the fabulous loads resulting from American and Asian trade.this is a 500 ton galleon, with length overall reaching 160 feet and a beam of 32 feet. Four masts hold 6 sails which measure almost 11,000 square feet. Her average speed is 7 knots. Since her launching, a crew between 15 to 35 people have manned her across the seas and oceans around the world. She has navigated the Pacific and Indian oceans, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and her wake has spread over the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the South and East China seas, the Aegean Sea, the Bosphorus strait, the Caribbean Sea and the whole East Coast of the US, covering thousands of nautical miles in an attempt to evoke her ancestors.

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US Brig Niagara

US Brig Niagara

The U.S. Brig Niagara, home-ported in Erie, Pennsylvania, is a replica of the relief flagship of Commodore Oliver  Hazard Perry. She is the embodiment of the dual mission of the Erie Maritime Museum and the Flagship Niagara League: she is both a historical artifact and a vehicle for sail training, an experiential learning process that preserves the skills of square-rig seamanship.

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When & If

When & If

A 63 foot Alden schooner commissioned by General George S. Patton and built by Pendleton in Wiscasset, Maine, When And If was perhaps the strongest vessel Alden built incorporating improvements for comfort and safety on the high seas which half a lifetime of sailing experience had taught him.

Maintained in impeccable condition, When And If remained in the Patton family until 1972 when the General’s nephew, Neal Ayer, made a gift of the vessel to the Landmark school in Prides Crossing, MA where she was the centerpiece of a sail training program for dyslexic children.

After extensive storm damage in 1990, When And If passed back into private ownership and was painstakingly rebuilt over the course of the next three years. Walter Cronkite spoke at the re-launching in June of 1994.

When And If spent the next 17 years cruising the coast of the U.S. and occasionally racing in classic yacht regattas. Early in 2012 Doug Hazlitt purchased the When And If and returned the vessel to its original and Bristol condition.

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