On this, our Tall Ships page, we provide links to
square-rigged and other sailing ships. You can ship out on one of these
paying passenger or volunteer, or just check out the experiences of
have already done so. Our thanks to Richard Bumgarner for the idea for
- The Flagship Niagara has a unique sail training program.
- The sad demise of the H.M.S. Bounty in Superstorm Sandy off the dreaded Outer Banks of North Carolina.
- The Pride of Baltimore II has both daysail and guest crew opportunities, and an outstanding website. (Thanks, Terry Taylor!)
- The San Diego Maritime Museum
offers tall ship sailing adventures from day sails to extended voyages
along the California Coast aboard the Californian-a replica of a 19th
century revenue cutter.
- The Lady Washington
is an 18th Century tall ship replica, based in Gray's Harbor,
Washington, USA. The original was the first U.S. ship to explore
the Pacific Northwest. Crew training takes two weeks and costs
- The full rigged ship Sorlandet
takes lubbers as passenger/trainees. It's a Norwegian ship but almost
all passengers and crew spoke good English - good food - good
- The HMS Rose, based in Bridgeport, Connecticut has played host to Patrick O'Brian himself. Click here to list pages found by Google
that describe many voyages on the Rose. The Rose became the H.M.S.
Surprise for the recent film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the
- A replica of Cook's ship, The Endeavour, regularly sails in Australian, English and other waters. Information here.
- A recreation of Matthew Flinder's voyage mapping
Australia (maps that would have been used by Jack Aubrey!) is currently
underway. A replica of an earlier ship (1600s) also sails in these
waters and has links to Holland where the original came from.
- Live tracking information on current tall ships sailing (and in port). (Thanks, Terry Taylor!)
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