Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tall Ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano

The Spanish navy’s four-masted tall ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano is returning to Galveston, where it is due to dock Friday 4/3/2009 for a five-day public visit. The 81-year-old sail-training ship, named after the Spanish sailor who was the first man to circumnavigate the world in 1522, is on its second visit to the island, having berthed in the port in 2005.The topsail schooner, which has a crew of 223 and 20 sails covering 3,151 square meters when fully set, will dock at Pier 21, next to the home of Texas’ own tall ship, the three-masted Elissa. Juan Sebastián de Elcano will set sail April 8 for ports in Colombia, Cuba and Mexico before sailing into Pensacola, Fla., on her way back to Spain.

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