Spanish tall ship to open for tours

May 27, 2008

A training tall ship of the Spanish navy is set to arrive today in the Inner Harbor and be open for tours until Saturday.

The Juan Sebastian de Elcano is scheduled to arrive at 10:30 a.m. and dock at the Inner Harbor West Wall, adjacent to the Phillips Harborplace restaurant, said Sail Baltimore, the nonprofit that has organized the visit.

The ship has four masts and 20 sails and carries a crew of 230 officers, midshipmen and sailors.

The Juan Sebastian de Elcano will be making its seventh visit to Baltimore.

The ship was launched in 1927 and commissioned in the Spanish navy in 1928.

The public will be permitted to tour the ship from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, tomorrow and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Sail Baltimore.

Information: www.sailbaltimore.org or 410-522-7300.

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