Photographer's Note

The Tall Ships are large, traditionally rigged historic sailing vessels. I believe this ships' rigging is an example of a square rigged vessel. The term "Tall Ship"s may have origiated from its use in a well-known nautical poem by English Poet Laureate John Masefield entitled "Sea-Fever", first published in 1902 (Wikipedia).
The Channel Islands Harbor Tall Ships Festival hosted six tall ships. They are a part of the American Sail Training Associationís Tall Ships Challenge race series. During the festival visitors are allowed to tour the sailing crafts and hear stories of their history by docents. Five of the six vessels are recreations. Several of these vessels are also used for educational purposes for local studetns.
I believe this is the Irving Johnson. It was one of a pair of twin brigantines launched in April 2003, and was built by the Los Angeles Maritime Institute specifically to provide sail training opportunities for volunteers and students in the "TopSail" Youth Program. The ship, along with the Exy Johnson, was named in honor of a husband and wife team of sail training pioneers who circumnavigated the world 7 times with young people as their crew. This ship is owned by the Los Angeles Maritime Institute.

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  • Copyright: Karen Abel (kabel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 322] (1930)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-25
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-07-10 23:29
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Additional Photos by Karen Abel (kabel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 322] (1930)
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