El Galeon, a 16th century Spanish tall ship, is visiting Baltimore,MD, from June 1st to June 6h
Come on board and explore her history
(May 24th, 2017) -After sailing from Alexandria VA, El Galeon, a Spanish galleon historical replica, will sail into Baltimore MD, and dock at Baltimore Inner Harbor, Pier 1, next to USS Constelation navy ship. Se will be open to the public from June 1st to June 6th. .
The Nao Victoria Foundation –a Spanish non-profit organization owner of the ship- and Sail Baltimore invite the public to step back in time and learn about her sailing history.
El Galeón is a full-scale reconstruction of the popular 16th century sailing cargo vessel. Built in Spain in 2009, the ship measures 170-feet long by 125-feet-tall, has a 30-foot beam, weighs 495 tons and draws 10,5 feet of water. She is commanded by Capt. Pablo González and 17crew members who are tasked with maneuvering more than 9,600 square feet of sails in the same fashion as 16th century sailors.
“Visitors on board will explore the history and authentic interiors of a 16th century galleon while experiencing the detailed craftsmanship and grandeur of the vessel”, said Fernando Viota, El Galeon project Manager.
El Galeon originally came to the United States from Spain in 2013 to celebrate Florida’s 500th birthday and has been traveling around the country ever since. She has already sailed more than 50,000 nautical miles and visiting dozens of countries in EE.UU. Baltimore is one of the ports of call of El Galeón 2017 tour along the South and East coast of EE.UU (Panama City, Galveston, Baton Rouge, Brunswick, Charleston, Alexandria, Baltimore, Norfolk, Boston) and Canada.
El Galeon will be open for visitors in Baltimore daily from 10 am to 7 pm starting on June 1st until June 6th. Her five decks will be available for tour. Contributions to the maintenance of the ship and crew members during El Galeon Tour 2017 are appreciated. Suggested donations: of $10 adults and $5 kids.