The Tall Ships parade is the first official event of the weekend, and features the 4 main tall ships coming from various homes along the east coast (read more here: SEACOASTONLINE). I camped out on one of the piers at Prescott Park for a vantage point that featured the Memorial Bridge. The parade is led by a fire boat, always a crowd pleaser, followed closely by the tallest of the four ships, the USCGC Eagle. I took a tour of the Eagle, and will feature it in Sunday’s post – a massive boat with a fascinating history.
Visit the full gallery here: FLICKR | Portmsouth Tall Ships 2009
Check back tomorrow for some interesting facts about the Eagle, and some visuals.