Monday, July 4, 2011

80 Years

She is eighty-year old but is ready to sail with her crew of cadets and sailors for her annual summer training cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.Amerigo Vespucci, tall ship, training ship, LivornoThe “Vespucci” will call on the ports of Salina (Aeolian Islands), Valletta (Malta), Beirut (Lebanon), Limassol (Cyprus), Istanbul (Turkey), Odessa and Sevastopol (Ukraine), Piraeus (Greece).Amerigo Vespucci, tall ship, training ship, LivornoA scheduled visit to the port of Haifa in Israel was canceled and replaced with the stop in Beirut.Amerigo Vespucci, tall ship, training ship, LivornoThe last stop, before returning to Livorno in September, will be Castellammare di Stabia were the ship was built eighty years go.Amerigo Vespucci, tall ship, training ship, LivornoWe wish to the “Amerigo Vespucci” a belated Happy Birthday and to all our American friends a timely Happy 4th of July!‏

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External links: Amerigo Vespucci (Wikipedia)

15 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

amazing.

always two hands full of water beneath her keel.

please have you all a good new week.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful set of images VP.

Jack said...

It is a beautiful vessel, VP, and you images are excellent. Thank you for your salute to America.

Kate said...

Thanks for recognizing our nation's birthday! Those cadets are pretty lucky to be sailing on this glorious ship

Randy said...

This would be an experience to remember just to sail on this ship. Have a good Monday!

Dina said...

Great shots from every angle but the one of the rigging is so impressive.
I hope someday she will be able to sail into Haifa Bay.

cieldequimper said...

I had hoped for this yesterday!

Babzy said...

wow , amazing boat ! I'd like to visit it ! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant images VP, a fantastic sailing ship, what a complicated set of rigging she has, love the immaculate lifeboats hanging over the sides, she looks like she's a well loved and well cared for 'old dame'.

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The 4th shot is amazing, VP.

Birdman said...

Those are some riggings. Love these images of the ship.

Kaori said...

All those ropes and sails look so complicated! But what a beauty! :D

Elettra said...

Tanti auguri a te
tanti auguri a te
tanti auguri Amerigo Vespucci
tanti auguri a te!!!!!!!!!
Evviva!!!!!!

Steffe said...

Impressive looking ship.

Rob and Mandy said...

Seen it a few times before, but I always remain totally in awe.