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A tall ship is a large traditionally-rigged sailing vessel. “Tall ship” is a general term. A tall ship can also be a barque, schooner, brigantine, barquentine, brig, ketch, sloop or full-rigged ship, depending on the number of masts and the cut of the sails. Learn more about tall ships.

Sail Baltimore has brought more than 500 ships to Baltimore since 1975! This list is a work in progress – we will be adding many of the other tall ships that Sail Baltimore has hosted.

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Appledore V Appledore Vc
Homeport: Bay City, Michigan, USA
Rig: Two-masted schooner
Sparred Length: 68′    Length on deck: 58’    
Draft: 8′ 6”
Hull: Steel

Appledore V sails from ports in the Great Lakes in the summer and from Fort Myers Beach in the winter, conducting sail training programs for youth and adults. Between ports, she sails with up to nine trainees on week-long youth voyaging programs.

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Cisne Branco Cisne Branco
Homeport: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rig: Full-rigged
Sparred length: 254’    Length on deck: 249’    
Draft: 15’ 9”
Hull: Steel

Cisne Branco, Portuguese for “White Swan,” is a three-masted tall ship serving the Brazilian Navy as a sail training vessel and international representative. Commissioned in March 2000, she made her maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to Brazil, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil by the Portuguese Admiral Pedro Álvares Cabral.

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Constellation USS Constellation
Homeport: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Type: Sloop-of-war
Length on Deck: 179’
Draft: 21’

USS Constellation, commissioned in 1855, is the second US Navy ship to carry this famous name. According to the US Naval Registry, the original frigate was disassembled in 1853 in Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Va., and the sloop-of-war was constructed in the same yard, possibly with a few recycled materials from the old frigate. USS Constellation is the last sail-only warship designed and built by the US Navy. She served as the flagship of the African Squadron, a unit that suppressed the Trans-Atlantic slave trade off the coast of West Africa, and was active during the American Civil War. Constellation also served as a receiving ship, a training vessel and the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet during World War II. Today, after several renovations, she is permanently berthed in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor where she is open to visitors daily.

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Cuauhtemoc ARM Cuauhtémoc
Homeport: Acapulco, Mexico
Rig: Barque
Sparred length: 297’    Length on deck: 270’    
Draft: 17’ 1”
Hull: Steel

Cuauhtémoc, named after the last Aztec emperor, has served as a training vessel for the Mexican Navy for more than twenty years. She is the last of four sister ships built by the Naval Shipyards of Bilbao, Spain, in 1982, all built to a design similar to the 1930 designs of the German firm Blohm & Voss, like USCGC Eagle. She participates worldwide in tall ship events while teaching the essential elements of seamanship and navigation, taking more than one hundred cadets to sea for each of her cruises.

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Dewaruci KRI Dewaruci
Homeport: Surabaya, Indonesia
Rig: Barquentine
Sparred length: 196’    Length on deck: 165′    
Draft: 16′ 4″
Hull: Steel

Construction on Dewaruci began in Germany prior to World War II, but was not completed until 1952. She sails for the Indonesian Navy as a sail training vessel and goodwill ambassador. Her name and figurehead represent and display the mythological Indonesian god of truth and courage. Her 2012 voyage to the U.S. will be her last trip.

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Eagle USCGC Eagle
Homeport: New London, Connecticut, USA
Rig: Three-masted barque
Sparred length: 295’    Length on deck: 267’    
Draft: 16’
Hull: Steel

Originally operated as Horst Wessel by Nazi Germany to train cadets for the German Navy, Eagle was taken by the U.S. as a war prize after World War II. In 1946, a U.S. Coast Guard crew – aided by the German crew still on board – sailed her from Bremerhaven to her new homeport in New London, Conn. She sails as the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s training vessel.

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Farewell Farewell
Homeport: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Rig: Two-masted schooner
Sparred length: 47’    Length on deck: 40’    
Draft: 4’ 9”
Hull: Fiberglass

Farewell is a Baltimore native. Peter Van Dyne traded Farewell’s design with her builder in return for guitar lessons. Built in a backyard in Annapolis in 1972, she has been – and currently is – a live-aboard, as well as a charter vessel and a perennial fierce competitor in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. She sails from Dundalk, Md.

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Gazela Gazelac
Homeport: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Rig: Barquentine
Sparred Length: 177’    Length on Deck: 140’    
Draft: 17’

Gazela Primeiro was built in 1901 in Setubal, Portugal. Her registration for the Grand Banks fishing fleet was transferred from an earlier vessel named Gazella, built in 1883. She was built to carry fishermen to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. After a remarkably long career, Gazela‘s last voyage to the Banks as a commercial fishing ship was made in 1969. On May 24, 1971, with a crew of Americans, the ship left for its new home in Philadelphia, tracing Columbus’ route via the Canary Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and on July 8 made her first entrance into Philadelphia. In 1985, Gazela was transferred to the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, the nonprofit that now maintains and operates her with the help of donors and volunteers, sending her as Philadelphia’s Tall Ship to events up and down the eastern seaboard of the U.S.

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Gloria ARC Gloria
Homeport: Cartagena, Colombia
Rig: Barque
Sparred length: 249’    Length on deck: 212′    
Draft: 16′ 4″
Hull: Steel

Gloria is the official flagship and training vessel of the Colombian Navy. One of the biggest tall ships floating today and flying the largest ensign of any three-masted ship in the world, she represents Colombia at maritime festivals and has logged more than 600,000 nautical miles. Her figurehead, coated in glittering gold-leaf, is called Maria Salud, reputedly after the sculptor’s daughter.

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Guayas BAE Guayas
Homeport: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Rig: Barque
Sparred length: 257’    Length on deck: 221’    
Draft: 15’9”
Hull: Steel

Guayas, built in Bilbao, Spain, in 1976, sails for the Ecuadorian Naval Academy, teaching practical seamanship and navigation skills to naval cadets. She was named jointly in honor of Chief Guayas, the Guayas River, and Guayas, the first steamship that was constructed in South America in 1841 and is displayed on the Ecuadorian coat of arms.

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Hindu Hinduc
Homeport: Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
Rig: Two-masted schooner
Sparred length: 79’    Length on deck: 60’    
Draft: 8’ 6”
Hull: Wood

The 87-year-old wooden schooner Hindu, christened Princess Pat in 1925 as a pleasure yacht, has quite a history of service at sea. She sailed to India to bring spices back to the U.S., served during WWII searching for German U-boats, and now operates as a charter vessel in Provincetown, Mass., and Key West, Fla.

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Kalmar Nyckel (photo by Andrew Hanna) Kalmar Nyckel c
Homeport: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Rig: Full-rigged
Sparred length: 141’    Length on deck: 93’    
Draft: 12’ 5”
Hull: Wood

The original Kalmar Nyckel was one of America’s pioneering colonial ships, sailing from Sweden to the New World in 1638 leaving her passengers to establish the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley, the Colony of New Sweden in present-day Wilmington, De. She made a total of four roundtrip crossings of the Atlantic — more than any other ship of the era. Her historical significance rivals that of the Mayflower, yet her remarkable story has never been widely told.

The present day Kalmar Nyckel serves as Delaware’s seagoing goodwill ambassador. She was built in 1997 to be a continuing witness to the courage and spirit of those individuals who undertook the mid-winter North Atlantic crossing in 1637-1638. The ship provides a unique platform for educational programming, as well as a venue for diplomatic, recreational, governmental and commemorative functions.

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Lady Maryland Lady Marylandc
Homeport: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Rig: Schooner
Sparred length: 104’    Length on deck: 72’ 2”    
Draft: 7’ 6”
Hull: Wood

Lady Maryland, a replica of a Chesapeake Bay pungy schooner – and painted the traditional pink and green, was built in Baltimore in 1986. Pungy schooners sailed the Bay in the 1800s and were famous for their speed with perishable cargo. She is part of the Living Classrooms Foundation and offers educational programs for more than 7000 students each year.

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Lynx Lynxc
Homeport: Newport Beach, California, USA
Type: Topsail Schooner
Sparred Length: 122’    Length Overall: 78’    
Draft: 9’
Hull: Wood

The square topsail schooner Lynx was designed and built to interpret a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812. The original Lynx was built in Fells Point, Md., and commissioned during the opening days of the war, making her among the first ships to defend American freedom. Designed by Melbourne Smith of Annapolis, Md., and built in Rockport, Me., she represents a “letter of marquee” Baltimore Clipper, considered to be among the finest private schooners ever built. Today, Lynx acts as a dynamic educational platform and provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with their American history lessons.

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Pride of Baltimore II Pride Of Baltimore IIc
Homeport: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Rig: Topsail schooner
Sparred length: 157’    Length on deck: 95’ 4”
Draft: 12′ 6″
Hull: Wood

During the War of 1812, hundreds of Clippers ran blockades, preyed on enemy ships and greatly disrupted British commerce. Chasseur, the largest and fastest clipper, earned the nickname “Pride of Baltimore” following a daring voyage to England. Today, Pride of Baltimore II, a replica of the swift sailing Baltimore Clippers, sails worldwide promoting U.S. and maritime history.

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl Stad Amsterdamc
Homeport: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rig: Full-rigged
Sparred length: 249′    Length on deck: 198′
Draft: 16′
Hull: Steel

Stad Amsterdam, a three-masted clipper, was launched in 2000. She operates as a training vessel and passenger ship, taking passengers across the world’s seas every year and participating in tall ships races. She is modeled after the 1854 merchant trading vessel, De Amsterdam. Although Stad Amsterdam was hand-crafted working from plans of authentic nineteenth clipper ships, she has modern advanced technology on board, a modern classic beauty.

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhlc
Homeport: Bergen, Norway
Rig: Barque
Sparred length: 322′    Length on deck: 278′
Draft: 17′

Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a 3-masted barque, was launched in 1914. She is used by the Norwegian Navy as a training vessel, but many cruises and tours are open to the public. However, she is not a passenger vessel. Those civilians who come aboard are sailor trainees, participating in all of the activities of the ship and quartering below decks in hammocks, just like sailors of old.

In 2008, she was awarded the Boston Teapot Trophy as the fastest sail training vessel in the world during the period October 1, 2007–September 30, 2008. In November 2007, when Statsraad Lehmkuhl was sailing from Baltimore to Belfast with cadets from the Norwegian Naval Academy, she covered a distance of 1,118 nautical miles within a 124 hour period, averaging 9.02 knots. The longest distance sailed during a 4-hour period was 60 nautical miles, and the highest recorded speed was 18 knots over a short period of time.

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Sultana Sultanac
Homeport: Chestertown, Maryland, USA
Rig: Topsail schooner
Sparred length: 97′    Length on deck: 51’ 3”    
Draft: 8′ 6″
Hull: Wood

Sultana is a replica of a Marblehead topsail schooner originally designed and built in 1767 to be used by the British Royal Navy to enforce the notorious tea taxes in the years preceding the American Revolution. Built in Chestertown, Md., of white oak and framed with osage orange, she launched in the spring of 2001 and sails with education programs throughout the Chesapeake Bay.

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Witchcraft Witchcraftc
Homeport: Pasadena, Maryland, USA
Rig: Sloop
Sparred length: 66′    Length on deck: 59’ 6”    
Draft: 6′ 3″
Hull: Wood

Witchcraft was designed in 1902 and built in 1903 for use as a racing yacht on Lake Champlain. She is a true witch of the sea, beguiling a number of servants, lovers and admirers over the years.

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Wolf Wolfc
Homeport: Key West, Florida, USA
Rig: Topsail schooner
Sparred length: 74′    Length on deck: 63’    
Draft: 7′ 5″
Hull: Steel

Home ported in Key West, Fl., Wolf is the designated flagship of the Conch Republic and the City of Key West. She is patterned after the blockade runners that plied the waters of the Florida Straits, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean in the 19th century. Known for her humanitarian Missions of Mercy, she has delivered hundreds of tons of donated relief supplies to small island communities, including La Gonave, Haiti, after the devastating earthquake in 2010.

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