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Evening photos of Stad Amsterdam in San Diego.

An incredibly beautiful tall ship is now visiting San Diego. The Stad Amsterdam, an enormous three-masted clipper ship modelled after the 19th century frigate Amsterdam, is docked at the Embarcadero just north of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. 248 more words

Texas' Grand Lady

Elissa is a pricey lady, but Galvestonians claim her as their own and nothing stands in the way when it comes to preserving this beauty. Built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland, at the beginning of the age of steam, she is one of the last of her kind—a three-masted, square-rigged barque—measuring 205 feet from her stern to the tip of her jibboom. 683 more words


Alma Needs New Planks fundraiser ....

Below is an extract from the Newsletter of the Alma Doepel Supporters Club for your attention  –

Alma Needs New Planks

If you have been down to Shed 2 recently you will have seen the progress being made on Alma’s hull. 110 more words

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Capping rail repairs ....

The stern capping rail has section in need of repair. Some soft section of timber need to be removed and graving pieces fitted and glued into place. 20 more words

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Midship planks removed ....

While the shipwrights have been on leave the volunteers have been busy removing planks from both the port and starboard  midship area. This area is below the main accommodation cabins and has exposed more frames and bilge stringers.  65 more words

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More reclaimed wharf timber ....

Fortunately further lots of reclaimed wharf timber has arrived at Shed 2. The process remains the same – the timber is sorted, sections deemed suitable for use as frames have all metal removed and then checked with a metal detector.  76 more words

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Tall Ships Challenge® Coming to Pensacola

Celebrating Pensacola’s Nautical Heritage

The Tall Ships Challenge® will be coming to Pensacola for the first time ever and taking place downtown at Plaza de Luna. 184 more words