2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2012 10:09 AM by tef6178 RSS

Tall ships will be sailing into New Orleans

razorbackfan Alumni Steward Platinum 23 Reviews
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Four tall sailing ships will be in New Orleans from April 17-23, 2012. They will be docked at Woldenberg Park adjacent to the French Quarter.  This event is part of Louisiana's bicentennial celebration as well as Operation Sail which is kicking off the Navy's 3-year commenoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of  "The Star Spangled Banner".  According to the Southern Traveler, the magazine for AAA members, New Orleans was chosen as the starting point because of its position as a major port city and its historic role in the War of 1812.  The commenoration will also finish in New Orleans in January 2015 on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.  According to the article, more information can be found at www.OpSail.org.

 

According to an article in the Times-Picayune, 50,000 people are expected to view two days of air shows over Lake Ponchartrain featuring the Blue Angels.  As many as 25,000 people are expected to tour the sailing vessels docked along the Mississippi.  Visitors will have the chance to interact with sailors from around the world.  Admission to the events is free.

 

Rooms in Marriott properties are still available for the events.  A few properties still have rooms available for point stays.

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  • Re: Tall ships will be sailing into New Orleans
    eb5147 Alumni Steward Platinum 7 Reviews
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    Thanks, razorbackfan, for posting this info.  It sounds really interesting.

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  • Re: Tall ships will be sailing into New Orleans
    tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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    razorbackfan:

     

    Thanks for posting this. Although I can't make New Orleans, the reference page points out the other venues that are available to see these truly majestic ships! I've been fortunate to see two Tall Ships parades in Boston many years ago (one from land and one from sea) and the spectacle they bring is really something.

     

    Thanks.

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