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Historic Mayflower II Replica Pilgrim Ship Set for Restoration
#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…
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…
Tall Ship Jeanie Johnston Goes Under Further Repair Work
#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…
Drogheda Port Launches Sail Training Bursary Scheme 2015
#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…
Jeanie’s Past Leaves in Her Wake 'Back to the Future' Jetfoil
#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…
The 'Jeanie' Returns to Liffey Quays to Reopen Tomorrow
#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…
Jeanie Johnston Tours 'Not' Open Due to Continued Essential Maintenance
#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…
Fresh From Overhaul Jeanie Johnston Almost Home to Resume Museum Ship Role
#JeanieJohnston - Jeanie Johnston departed Dublin Graving Docks today following the replica 19th barque's most extensive maintenance work since her purchase by the DDDA more than a decade ago, writes Jehan Ashmore. She is scheduled to resume her famine emigrant…
Weather Delays Departure of Sales-Listed Sail Trainer through East-Link Toll Bridge
#WeatherBound – Following yesterday's 30th anniversary of the East-Link Toll Lift Bridge as previously reported, the UK flagged STV Stavros S. Niarchos and OPV L.E. Aisling (P23) both made transits through the Liffey road crossing this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
The 'Jeanie' Remains Dry-Docked As Another Tallship Sails Upriver on the Liffey
#TallshipImposter –At first glance anyone along the Liffey this afternoon could be forgiven to conclude Jeanie Johnston was returning from dry-dock to her dedicated northside Liffey berth, however as a tallship sailed up Dublin's city quays she instead notably berthed…
Jeanie Johnston Joined by Cargoship at Dublin Dry-Dock Facility Facing Closure
#JeanieJohnston - Jeanie Johnston which is undergoing maintenance at Dublin Graving Docks Ltd was joined this week by Dutch flagged Arklow Rambler at the ship-repair facility that faces closure by Dublin Port Company over plans to redevelop Alexandra Basin, writes…
Jeanie Johnston Heads Downriver to Dry-Dock for Essential Maintenance
#JeanieJohnston - The replica 19th barque Jeanie Johnston departed her role as a static famine emigrant museum ship along Dublin's Custom House Quay, as she is to undergo 'essential maintenance', writes Jehan Ashmore. Jeanie Johnston's short tow downriver was carried…
Murphy Takes Asgard Centenary Talk To Fingal For Heritage Week
#Asgard - Boating historian and round-the-world yachtsman Pat Murphy will once again give his centenary talk on the famous gun-running ship Asgard and its pivotal place in Irish history over the coming days for 2014's Heritage Week. The series of…
A Tall Ship Trip of a Lifetime for Eight Young Adults
#tallships – Eight young adults From Cork are preparing to embark on a sail training trip of a lifetime on board the 'Spirit of Oysterhaven', a 70–foot local schooner and currently the only sail training vessel in Ireland. The eight…
Engine Failure Preceded Astrid Incident Says Interim Report
#Astrid - Engine failure led to the grounding of the tall ship Astrid off the Cork coast a year ago, according to an interim report by marine investigators. The 42m Dutch brig's 30-strong crew, most of them sail trainees, were…
Belfast Secures Support For Tall Ships Return Next Summer
#TallShips - It's confirmed: Belfast will host the start of 2015's international Tall Ships Races. According to BBC News, the tall ships will return to Belfast Lough for the first time since 2009 to coincide with next July's Titanic Maritime…

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