Photographer's Note

This was the other famous tall ship visiting in Toronto this year. I put a picture of it docked at the Harbourfront beach into the Workshop. It was open for visitors to see the inside too. They did not unfurl the sails during the parade, instead three sailors climbed up on masts.
The boat is described on the Web page of the festival as follows (
El Galeón. A Spanish Floating Museum
Step back in time aboard El Galeón, the breathtaking 1/1 scale reconstruction of a 16th century Spanish galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet.
In 1565, the prestigious Spanish sailor, Pedro Menendez de Aviles received a commission from the Spanish king to arm a fleet and sail from Spain to La Florida. They left Cadiz on June the 29th, with almost one thousand men in the Menendez fleet including El Galeón San Pelayo. With 5 decks of exhibits to explore, you will learn about 16th century European sailing techniques and technology. El Galeón tells the 500-year story since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León on the eastern shore of Florida.

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