Trio of Tall Ships Make Port at Inner Harbor, Fells Point

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl
Statsraad Lehmkuhl (courtesy Sail Baltimore)

If a crowded voyage to the Inner Harbor during the Star Spangled Spectacular proved too perilous a journey, Sail Baltimore is offering a second chance to see some Tall Ships this weekend. Over the next week, a trio of international ships will be docked at Inner Harbor and Fells Point, and they will be open to the public for free tours.

The jewel of the visiting fleet is the¬†HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a Norwegian vessel that was launched in 1914. At 323 ft. long, it’s one of the largest ships of its kind to set a course for Baltimore’s harbor. The ship will be docked at Inner Harbor’s West Wall, and will be open on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 10, 11).

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (courtesy Sail Baltimore)
Statsraad Lehmkuhl (courtesy Sail Baltimore)

Friday marked the arrival of the 431-ft. BNS Brasil at Under Armour Pier (known in maritime parlance as Tide Point). Commissioned in 1984, it was the last training vessel built by the Brazilian. These days, the vessel circumnavigates the world’s oceans, servings a “classroom for cadets.” Tours run on Saturday, Sunday and Tues., Nov. 11.

BNS Brasil (courtesy Sail Baltimore)
BNS Brasil (courtesy Sail Baltimore)

On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Danish frigate HDMS Niels Juel will dock at Broadway Pier in Fells Point. At 455′ feet long, the modern ship is built for defense against aircraft, and can travel up to 28 knots (32 mph). The ship will be open for tours from Nov. 10-14.

HDMS Niels Juel (via Shipspotting.com)
HDMS Niels Juel (via Shipspotting.com)



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