Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Seeing the Tall Ships in Boston

The first of 40 Tall Ships have begun their arrival in Boston for the Sail Boston festival that will run July 9-July 12. While there won't be a grand parade as there has been in past years, many of the ships are expected to sail into port on Wednesday, July 8. One of the great places to view the arrival of the ships will be the Boston Harbor Islands, in particular Spectacle Island. The 157-foot north drumlin of Spectacle Island has, in my opinion, the best view of the city skyline and the harbor. It should provide an unbelievable vantage point to see the forest of masts against the backdrop of the city.  

In addition to its normal ferry service from Long Wharf Boston and Quincy, the national park area will be running expanded ferry service from Squantum Point Park to Spectacle Island on July 8. Click here for the schedule for the special ferry service on July 8. For the full event schedule for the Tall Ships weekend, click here

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