Friday, February 16, 2007
Colombian tall ship GLORIA to join fleet
The Colombian barque GLORIA, the sail-training vessel of the Colombian Navy, will join 21 other tall ships for the festival in Newport entitled, Tall Ships Rhode Island. The fleet is being assembled in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the War Command College in Newport.
Several Captains and Admirals in the Colombian Navy have been trained at the War College at the Naval base in Newport.
In addition to GLORIA, the other vessels include:
the PRINCE WILLIAM, a 195-foot brig from London; and the DEWARUCI, a 191-foot barque from Indonesia.
The other 19 Tall Ships are the HARVEY GAMAGE from Watch Hill, RI; the PROVIDENCE from Providence, RI ; the POINCARE, the FORMIDABLE and the SPIRIT of MASSACHUSETTS, all from Boston; the ALABAMA from Martha’s Vineyard; the FRIENDSHIP from Salem, Mass.; the BOWDOIN from Castine, Maine; the PRIDE of BALTIMORE II from Baltimore, MD; the VIRGINIA from Norfolk, Va.; the ROYALISTE from San Francisco, Calif.; the FAIR JEANNE and the BLUENOSE II, both from Canada; the SPIRIT of BERMUDA, Bermuda; the CISNE BRANCO from Brazil; the URANIA from the Netherlands; the GORCH FOCK II from Germany; the PICTON CASTLE from the Cook Islands, New Zealand; and the TARANGINI from India.
For more information on the events adn fleet coming to Newport, RI, June 27th-July 1st, go to the webpage: www.tallshipsrhodeisland.org
For images of the tall ships go to: