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Boston Tall Ships Schedule 2012

Tall ships are coming this weekend. Here are some of the highlights.

 

Tall ships are coming to Boston June 30 to July 6 to celebrate the and the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Boston Harbor will be filled with square-rigged vessels, canvas and oak.

Here's a list of which ships are coming to Boston and where you can see them, thanks to OpSailBoston.com, which organizes the sailing event.

The ships

USS Constitution
American. Known as Old Ironsides, she's the oldest commissioned warship afloat and Boston's favorite frigate.

USCG Barque Eagle
American. The Coast Guard's training vessel is 290 feet long.

Cisne Branco
Brazilian. Built in 1998, she's a newbie on the Tall Ship circuit. Her home port is Rio De Janeiro.

Dewaruci
Indonesian. A barquentine, she's a training vessel for the Indonesian navy.

Gloria
Columbian. Colombia's official flagship and naval training vessel.

Guayas
Ecuadorian. Another naval training ship.

There will also be a number of smaller sailing ships, such as Lynx, a blockade runner, and Spirit of Massachusetts, a schooner based in Boston.

Events

Saturday, June 30

  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m: Ships arrive
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: opened to the public
  • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.: North Jetty in South Boston, USS Wasp, the United States' Navy's flagship, open for public viewing 
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Black Falcon Pier. Naval vessels open for viewing
  • 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Fish Pier. Tall ships open for viewing

Sunday, July 1

Monday, July 2

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:  opened to the public
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: North Jetty in South Boston, USS Wasp, the United States' Navy's flagship, open for public viewing 
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Black Falcon Pier. Naval vessels open for viewing
  • 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Fish Pier. Tall ships open for viewing

Tuesday, July 3

  • 10 a.m.: U.S. Navy Elite Parachutists, the "Leap Frogs," jump into Puopolo Park
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:  opened to the public
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: North Jetty in South Boston, USS Wasp, the United States' Navy's flagship, open for public viewing
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Black Falcon Pier. Naval vessels open for viewing
  • 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Fish Pier. Tall ships open for viewing

Wednesday, July 4

  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.: 4th of July Parade, Boston City Hall Plaza
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Charlestown Navy Yard. USS Constitution and USCG Barque Eagle get turned around in Boston Harbor
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Blue Angels fighter jet flyover
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:  opened to the public

Thursday, July 5

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:  opened to the public
  • 10 a.m.: USCG Barque Eagle departs
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: North Jetty in South Boston, USS Wasp, the United States' Navy's flagship, open for public viewing 
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Black Falcon Pier. Naval vessels open for viewing
  • 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Fish Pier. Tall ships open for viewing

Friday, July 6

  • Ships depart

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