Published On: Mon, Jul 16th, 2018

Curaçao’s harbor decorated with tall ships

P1100081WILLEMSTAD - It was an amazing sight to behold. Early in the morning on July 15, the first tall ship enters the harbor of Curaçao. Spectators were already lined up on both sides of the harbor in the early hours of the morning waiting for the first tall ship.

The first one to enter the harbor was the Esmeralda from Chile followed by the Gloria from Colombia.

Later in the morning, the three-masted Cuauhtémoc from Mexico sailed in with the crew high in the mast and at the end of the morning, the four-masted Union of Peru arrived.

By the evening six out of eight were in the harbor.

During the visit of these tall ships, there will be activities on both sides of the Saint Anna Bay. The boats are open to the public free of charge for three days. It’s a wonderful event during the holiday month for families and visitors. According to Curaçao Sail Foundation, the first and the last day are all about traditional rituals such as salute shots and 'blessing of the sails'.

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