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Sept 02, 2013
Ocean City, Maryland • 3rd Street, Bayside
Travel back in time 500 years when you board the Galeon and experience first-hand what it was like to sail the open ocean in the 16th century! The Galeon is a replica of the 17th century ships that Spanish explorers sailed to explore the world. Public exhibits and vendors.
There is a very big, 17th century Spanish ship docked bayside on 3rd Street in Ocean City, Maryland. It is amazing. El Galeon Andalucia is her name and she is magnificent. 'Galleons' are Spanish trade ships built and used from 1500 to the mid 1700's. Consider the Andalucia a 'newer body style' to the boats Ferdinand Magellan used to first circumnavigate the planet. To describe it to someone that has not seen it is a little hard. She has six decks, 12 guns, 3 masts, seven sails, 170 feet in length, a top speed of 6.7 knots, a gross tonnage of 496 and the top mast at over 10 stories tall. There is a crew of 25 that run the ship and the research alone to prepare for its 2010 completion took 6 years! Just considering the amount of skilled, hard labor to construct the vessel to a seaworthy condition is hard to fathom, let alone to keep it afloat and pointed in the proper direction. In laymen's terms 'She's magnificent!' And powerful. A little perspective here, Spain occupied land on 5 of the 7 continents back then, excluding Antarctica and Australia. The powerful Galeon's they built had a lot to do with that.
Travel back in time 500 years when you board the Galleon and experience first-hand what it was like to sail the open ocean in the 17th century! The Galeon is a replica of the 17th century ships that Spanish explorers sailed to explore the world. Public exhibits and vendors. Admission: Adults-$15, Kids ages 6-12-$11, under age 6 free. Advance tickets are available for $12/$8 by visiting www.tallshipevent.com. Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Days & Times
- August 21 - September 2, 9 am – 6 pm