Tuesday, January 27, 2009


The Krusenstern or Kruzenshtern is a Russian four masted barque and tall ship that was built in 1926 in Germany. She was given to the USSR in 1946 as war reparation and renamed after the early 19th century Baltic German explorer in Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern (1770-1846). The second largest training tall ship in the world at 375 ' has signed up to take part in the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009. The vessel will begin her 7,000 nautical mile ocean odyssey in Vigo, Spain, before racing to Tenerife and then Bermuda. After coming here, she will head to Charleston and Boston in the US and Halifax, Canada, before crossing the Atlantic to Belfast.

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