Traverse City, MI, one of the more important summer time places in Michigan are waiting for El Galeon next Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24. The Spanish tall ship going to does a special stop there before continue the Great Lakes Tour to keep trying to get funds to pay the pilots fees.

El Galeon Andalucía continues its voyage around the world spreading Spanish culture that during the XVI and XVII centuries influenced the West Indies, Europe and America, opening the most important commercial and cultural routes that still persist today. In this occasion, El Galeon, travelling museum with replicas of documents and objects of the age, continues to make history being the first Spanish tall ship to sail the Saint Lawrence River waters, to visit various Great Lakes ports in Canada and United States.

This time the Spanish tall ship arrives at Duncan L Clinch Marina in Traverse City, MI, before go to Chicago to continuing the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016. “The unexpected stop in this city the interest shown by Maritime Heritage Alliance and tourist authorities in the area, and also, to keep trying get funds to pay the Pilots fees. So far there are many people who wanted to contribute to help us get the money needed to continue navigating the Great Lakes. So everyone who wants to help El Galeon, can do it with a donation through the website (here) of the Nao Victoria Foundation”. Says Fernando Viota, Project Manager of El Galeon Andalucía.

El Galeon will be opening its doors to the public in Traverse City from 10 am to 7 pm during next Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24. The price to get on board is $10 adults, $5 kids until 12 and under 5 for free. After which it will set sail to Chicago.

Detailed information of the itinerary can be found on the web and