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#mayflowerII – The American–based historic replica ship Mayflower II arrived at Mystic Seaport on Sunday for a restoration at the southeastern Connecticut museum's Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. The original 110 ft. overall Mayflower was the 15th century ship that transported mostly English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World. There were 102 passengers and the crew on the Dutch Cargo class ship is estimated to be approximately 30 but the exact number is unknown.…
Friday, 12 December 2014 13:32

Want to Set Sail on a Tall Ship in 2015?

Belfast Tall Ships is offering 80 people from Northern Ireland the chance to become trainee crew members as part of celebratinos next July when  tall ships from across the globe will anchor in Belfast for the start of The Lidl sponsored Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival, Belfast's biggest ever event. The vessels will dock in Belfast from 2 July before departing on 5 July, for Ålesund in Norway. You can view the full route map on the Sail Training International website. Belfast…
#JeanieJohnston - Almost a month after returning from essential maintenance in a dry-dock, Jeanie Johnston is still undergoing major work this week but now focused at her stern while moored at her customary Dublin city-centre berth, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat.ie has attempted several times to contact the operators managing the 19th century replica famine museum ship as to the reasons for the works. Despite these related works which started six weeks ago and during that of her dry-docking period, it…
#sailtraining – The Drogheda Sail Training Bursary Scheme for 2015 in conjunction with the Irish Maritime Festival has been announced. On Tuesday last (18th November) the Drogheda Port Company and Sail Training Ireland hosted an information evening for school principals and local leaders in the education and youth work sectors on the scheme. The main objective of the evening was to bring the scheme to the attention of the various schools and groups and to encourage them to nominate trainees…
#JeanieJetfoil – Jeanie Johnston, the replica 19th barque famine and emigrant museum ship reopened yesterday for guided tours at her dedicated Custom House Quay berth at Dublin City Moorings, writes Jehan Ashmore. A month ago today the Dublin Docklands Development Authority owned barque departed her berth for a night-time tow that led eventually to entering a dry-dock downriver for essential maintenance. Now that the spruced-up replica of the original built in Canada in 1847 has returned, visitors can hear the…
#JeanieReturns – Replica 19th century barque Jeanie Johnston has finally returned to her dedicated Dublin Liffey berth along Custom House Quay having had some delays following essential maintenance in a drydock, writes Jehan Ashmore. The good news is that guided tours of the famine emigrant museum tallship will reopen from 1100 am tomorrow (Friday 7 November). For further information click HERE. In recent days the barque has been undergoing finishing touches while at a temporary lay-by berth close to the…
#JeanieNotOpen – According to the Jeanie Johnston website, tours of the replica 19th barque are 'not' available at present, it transpires that essential maintenance is still been carried out on board. The announcement (click HERE) from the operators of the visitor attraction continued to read that they expect to reopen soon, however they ask that those wishing to seek up to date details regarding availability should email them. The email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , for further general information about the replica famine…
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