The Esmerelda Tall Ship

The Esmerelda Tall Ship, Patapsco River, June 29, 2000

While trip to Annapolis was either hazy, windy or even rainy, the trip northward was calm and sunny, so here is where the good pictures begin, on a near purfect beautiful dry day. Anchoring off green "3" at the junction of the Brewerton Channel and the Craighill Channel in the Patapsco River gave great views, expecially with the southerly sun, of the Tall Ships as most of the parade of ships from Baltimore Harbor turned starboard to head out the Craighill Channel. These ships were headed down Chesapeake Bay to make the outside passage while only a few of the others headed northward to the Elk River and the C&D canal where they would sail out the Delaware River to the Ocean. Perhaps they would meet some of the other half of tall ships that had been in Philidelphia at the same time. Either way, they were all headed to New York Harbor for the July 4th celebrations.

The first ship was the Esmerlda flying the flag of Chile.


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