I take requests!
Whitt Birnie (whitt88) asked if I could post some pictures of tall ships.
I started looking through my collection for four or five pictures and found four or five hundred.
I decided to choose a ship for this post: the Esmeralda (BE-43). Esmeralda is a steel-hulled, four-masted barquentine tall ship of the Chilean Navy. According to Wikipedia, Esmeralda is the second tallest and longest sailing tall ship in the world. However, Wikipedia also notes that a citation is needed on that claim, and I agree. Esmeralda was launched in 1953. However, we have here in San Diego the Star of India, a tall ship built in 1863 that sails twice a year. Maybe the Wikipedia entry should say something like “…..longest sailing tall ship in the world that is in regular service.”
Esmeralda visited San Diego in July 2011, and I was there taking pictures as she arrived.
I’ll have more tall ship pictures soon!
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