Tall Ship From Mexico to Arrive Saturday

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A tall ship from Mexico will arrive in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this weekend as part of a summer-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of historic vessels visiting the city for the nation’s Bicentennial in 1976.

The ARM Cuauhtemoc, a 297-foot tall ship named after the last Aztec emperor, is scheduled to arrive around 4 p.m. Saturday at the West Wall of the Inner Harbor. The ship will be open for free public tours on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. The ship will leave Baltimore around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27.

The Cuauhtemoc has served as a training vessel for the Mexican Navy for more than 20 years. According to Sail Baltimore, the organization that brings tall ships to Baltimore, “she’s the last of four sister ships built by the Naval Shipyards of Bilbao, Spain, in 1982, all built to a design similar to the USCGC Eagle.”

Her last trip to Baltimore was during the Star Spangled Sailabration in 2012. She can accommodate 156 officers and crew and 100 cadets.

Other vessels visiting Baltimore between April and November will come from Spain, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Norway and the U. S. The complete schedule is posted atsailbaltimore.org.

Ed Gunts

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