Boston Tall Ships Returned to Boston, July 8-13 2009
The new Institute of Contemporary Art building on Boston Harbor
Boat tours visit the Boston Harbor Islands and the distant beaches of Provincetown
Boston Ships: Cruise, Shuttle, and Entertainment
Other activities take place on the water and on the many islands in Boston's historic harbor. Boston's harbor shuttle boats make trips to the islands, Civil War era forts and Boston Light, the oldest manned lighthouse the country. Shuttle boats make runs to the Old Ironsides dock beneath the bunker Hill Monument in Chelsea and to the dock near the arena and the North End's famous Italian neighborhood. From the Aquarium docks, boats also make whale watching trips and on Sunday evening, salsa boat cruises
Odyssey.com event packages $39 per person and up
A commuter boat out of Boston serves the fishing port of Gloucester where a new terminal receives cruise ships that sail along the new England and Canadian coastline. Seaborn Pride
Water Taxis from the dock near the Sonesta Hotel and a shuttle out of the Rose Wharf hotel serve Logan airport
Hotels: seaportboston.com/go/tnehub ww.renaissanceboston.com
Harpoon Brewery 306 Northern Ave. near the Seaport Trade Center and the Fish Pier offers complimentary tastings
Schedule: Tues,Wed, Thurs. 4:00 pm
Fri. 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Sat. 12 noon and 2:00PM. www.harpoonbrewery.com 1-888-harpoon
Railroad Interest: the Downeaster runs trains to the Maine coast www.massbayrre.org/downeaster.htm
Bus service Boston to Cape Cod www.p-b.com Boston Water Taxi www.citywatertaxi.com
Fungwha bus: $15. to New York City
Rockland Maine Lobster Festival First Week IN August Rockland Maine annual event
Boston Cruise Ships
www.cheapcaribbean.com (Inter Island Tours) offers $633. per person, 5-night, September trips to Aruba, Cancun, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic with air fare out of Boston included.
Tour and dinner boats cruise the harbor
Boston Tall Ships Returned to Boston, July 2009
Boston Public Garden swan boats
Walk Way Maps, Walking Tours Around Boston Harbor
Cruise Ships Base in Boston for trips to Bermuda
Sailing on the Charles River
Boston Harbor Islands and beaches of Provincetown
Boston Common public performance stage
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 numbered 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 visit ed only one or two ports during event, others raced and visited all ports listed. Fifty One ships visited 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
Eagle(USA) Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax
Etoile (FRA) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Europa(NETH) Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Fazisi(USA) Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax
Friendship of Salem(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
Lark (USA) Boston
Lewis R. French(USA) Boston
Liana Ransom(CAN) Halifax
Liberty Clipper(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
Peter Von Danzig II (GER) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
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
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
Thomas E. Lannon(USA) Boston
Urania (NETH) Vigo, Tenerife, Hamilton, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Belfast
Virginia(USA) Hamilton, Charleston, 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.
Boston Tall Ships visit Mircea, Romania
Cisne Branco Brazil, sailed to Hamilton, Boston, and Halifax .
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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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.