The Tall Ships made its once every three year voyage, anchoring in Los Angeles Harbor in August 2014.
The Festival of Sail is an August event in the Los Angeles Harbor every 3 years. My family and I made a day of it in August 2008, and were sorry we missed it in 2014 due to circumstances beyond our control. But 2017 will be here before we know it and will be an event we can all look forward to!
The Tall Ships brought a bustle of activity to Ports O' Call Village, with rides and activities for those enjoying the day there. There will be food aplenty and down Nagoya Way, booths will line the parking lot.
Blackbeard pirates roamed the village and happily posed for photos along the way!! Vendors from all over came to display their wares adding to the festivities.
Anchored behind the Los Angeles Maritime Museum were the St/V's Exy Johnson & Irving Johnson, twin brigantines built in San Pedro at the LA Maritime Institute for the Topsail Youth Program in 2002.
These ships were named after Captain Irving Johnson and his wife Exy who sailed with their youth crew around the world seven times. The public was welcome to climb aboard and experience it close and personal!!
At Berth 73, the HMS Surprise,along with Sts Kaisei, the SSV Tole Mour, and the SSV Robert C. Seamans.
These vessels were beautiful and the crowds were thick!! I was surprised at the large turnout, but the city anticipated this and managed the event like a well-oiled machine.
Shuttle service was provided to parking lots all along the perimeter of the village, making everything much easier!!
If you missed the Festival of Sail 2014, they will be back!!
Every three years, these magnificent Tall Ships parade the Harbor--make sure you don't miss it in August 2017!
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