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Tall Ships: Sagres and America 2.0

May 14, 2018 - 4:00 am
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By Jay Lloyd

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Of the Tall Ships arriving for a Delaware River Parade of Sail on May 24, keep an eye on the dynamic lines of an entry from Portugal.

The crosses of Portugal identify Sagres, a tall ship with a history. Look for her as the Parade of Sail makes it's way to Penn's Landing. 

Taken as reparations from Germany at the close of WWII, she is a sister ship of America's Eagle. 

John Brady, President of the Independence Seaport Museum, says pay attention to the Naval cadets standing high in the ships rigging.

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"People are impressed with how high up the sailors get and how acrobatic they can be," Brady said.

Also keep an eye out for America 2.0, a sleek gaff rigged schooner that reflects the dynamic lines of her namesake 19th century racer.

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