Tall ships — Esmeralda (BE-43)

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Picture of the moment
PICTURE OF THE MOMENT

 

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.

Oh, dear.

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.

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

 

B.E. Esmeralda visiting San Diego

I’ll have more tall ship pictures soon!

 

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13 thoughts on “Tall ships — Esmeralda (BE-43)

  1. grosenberg

    Wow inspiring…Not sure if I’m inspired to save on the ship or go pirate but I am inspired 🙂 I love sailing. Thanks for these pictures…

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  2. whitt88

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    One thing is for sure, if I every want to find a good place to buy in Southern California, Russel Ray is going to get the first chance at my business.. Whoever he recommends — real estate agent, home inspector, the Coronado — he’s certainly on the inside track. If you are spending money, give it to someone with Russel’s experience, I’d say.

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