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Boston Tall Ships Returned to Boston, July 8-13 2009
Boston offers some fine activities for vacationers even if you missed the Tall Ships visit.
Landmarks that should not be missed for the history lover include the
Freedom Trail, a walking trail that links the Paul Revere House, the Boston Massacre site, Old North Church,  Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market, the Old Statehouse, the Bunker Hill Monument, and Old Ironsides, the oldest commissioned warship and one that fought in the war of 1812.
Boston has long been famous for its
artists and art museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Harvard's Fogg and Bush Reisinger. The latest entry, a new art museum right on the harbor, the museum of Contemporary Art. Long a small collection tucked into a tiny building near the Prudential Center, the new modern building houses and expanded collection in a setting with a water view.
A walking path along the harbor leads from downtown to the new building, an area where the tall ships will tie up.     
The Vessels Participating number about 60.  This list from the Atlantic Challenge website gives the vessel name, home country, (BRAZ)  and the ports visited and scheduled for visits during the event.
some ships will visit only one or two ports during event, others will race and visit all ports listed.  Fifty One ships will visit Boston.

Alabama(USA) Boston
American Eagle(USA) Boston
Amistad(USA) Hamilton, Boston, Halifax
Angelique(USA) Boston (Parade of Sail only)
Bel Espoir(FRA) Charleston, Boston
Belle Poule (FRA) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
HMS Bounty(USA) Halifax, Belfast
Capitan Miranda(URU)  Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Cisne Branco(BRAZ) Hamilton, Boston, Halifax
Concordia(CAN) Hamilton, Boston, Halifax
Cresta(USA) Boston
Eagle(USA) Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax
Etoile (FRA) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Europa(NETH) Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Fame(USA) Boston
Fazisi(USA) Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax
Friendship of Salem(USA) Boston
Gazela(USA) Boston
Harvey Gamage(USA) Boston
Idea Due (ITA) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax
Jolie Brise (UK) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Kruzenshtern(RUS) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Larinda(CAN) Halifax
Lark (USA) Boston
Lewis R. French(USA) Boston
Liana Ransom(CAN) Halifax
Libertad(ARG) Boston
Liberty Clipper(USA) Boston
Maine(USA) Boston
Mar II(CAN) Halifax
Mircea(ROM) Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston
Must Roos(USA) Boston
Mystic Whaler(USA) Boston
Nathaniel Bowditch(USA) Boston
Norse Viking(USA) Boston
Peacemaker(USA) Boston
Peter Von Danzig II (GER) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Picara(US) Boston
Picton Castle(COOK) Boston
Pride of Baltimore II(USA) Hamilton, Boston, Halifax
Rachel B. Jackson(USA) Boston
Rona II (UK) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Roseway(USA) Boston, Halifax
Sagres(POR) Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Silva(CAN) Halifax
Spirit of Bermuda(BER) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax
Spirit of Massachusetts(USA) Boston, Halifax
Spirit of South Carolina(USA) Hamilton, Charleston
Tecla(NETH) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Tenacious(UK) Belfast
Tevake(US) Boston
Thomas E. Lannon(USA) Boston
Unicorn(US) Halifax
Urania (NETH) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Virginia(USA) Hamilton, Charleston, Halifax
Wanderbird(USA) Boston
Westward(USA) Halifax
Xsaar(BEL) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Cisne Branco Brazil above during a sunset in Boston Harbor. Below  with the Bunker Hill Monument and Old North Church in the background.
Mircea-Romania
Mircea-Romania
Cisne Branco Brazil, sailed to Hamilton, Boston, and Halifax .
Boston Tall Ships Photos by Nancy Santry
Nancy A. Santry has worked for a large newspaper, a cable television station and currently working at a major supermarket chain. Photographing first as a hobby and now in her own small business, Nancy's photographs have won many art show honors and have been published in Tourism brochures.
Nancy concentrates on photographing New England scenes but also loves traveling and photographing in Europe.
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Boston Tall Ships Photos by Nancy Santry
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Boston Tall Ships Photos by Nancy Santry
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Boston Transportation,
Getting to Boston: Air service reaches Boston's Logan Airport (BOS)  from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. From the airport boat shuttles reach the City of Boston at several places,
Transit service and taxis reach the city after a short drive.
Passenger Boat service leaves daily from Boston to the tip of
Cape Cod (May -September)   at Provincetown. Bikes can go aboard.
Boston Tall ships returned to Boston in July 2009 for another visit.  Boston was the early July port for the fleet as it headed for Canada and then Ireland.
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