WEEKENDThe Spanish tall ship, Juan...

MARITIME AFFAIRS ALL

June 17, 1994|By Holton F. Brown

MARITIME AFFAIRS ALL WEEKEND

The Spanish tall ship, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, a 305-foot schooner, will be open for free public tours from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Sunday at the Inner Harbor's West Wall.

The tall ship, built in 1927 for the Royal Spanish Navy in Cadiz, Spain, is staffed by 22 officers, 85 midshipmen and 195 crew. The four-masted schooner is one of the largest of its type in the world.

The sailing ship's visit is being sponsored by Baltimore Operation Sail, which plays host to several ships each summer. Information: 837-4636.

At Fells Point, the annual Fells Point Maritime Festival will have 15 Chesapeake Bay craft sailing in review at 5:30 p.m. today. The festival includes food and booths at the city's original harbor. Vessels open for public tours will include tall ships, schooners, tugboats, skipjacks and bugeyes.

The center of the action: Broadway Square, Broadway and Thames Street, and Ann Street and Broadway piers. Information: 327-8360. Sunday is Father's Day, and the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, will have its first model airplane festival from noon to 5 p.m. Families are invited to watch model helicopters and planes fly, assemble their own, pretend to be a pilot or member of a flight crew and contend for prizes in a paper airplane contest.

Admission is free for fathers and grandfathers when accompanied by their children. Admission for others is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and students, and children under 6 free. A workshop on building model planes will cost $7 for museum members and $10 for others. Information: 727-4808, Ext. 105.

* "One Small Step" will open tomorrow at the planetarium at the Maryland Science Center, Light Street at Key Highway, featuring manned exploration of the moon. The show, created by the center's planetarium staff, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon. It will continue through Sept. 11. Information: 685-5225.

* Bassist Gerald Veasley will visit the Harborplace Amphitheatre from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. He has played with Special EFX, Grover Washington Jr., and the Zawinul Syndicate. His first album, "Look Ahead," has just been released.

* From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, at Bohager's parking lot, Fleet and Eden streets on the Inner Harbor's east side, the Leukemia Society will sponsor Sli-Max '94, a fund-raiser involving 2,000 gallons of green gelatin and people to slide into it. Everyone who pledges a minimum of $75 gets a slide. Ex-Orioles first-baseman John "Boog" Powell will take the plunge, or rather slide, at 2:30 p.m. Seismographs in the region have been warned. Information: 825-2500.

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