BALTIMORE (WJZ) – An Argentine Navy tall ship visits Baltimore this weekend and offers Marylanders the opportunity to come aboard for free deck tours.
“It’s a very exciting day for Baltimore, we have our first tall ship in the Inner Harbor this year,” said Nan Nawrocki, president of Sail Baltimore, a nonprofit group that recruited the ship, the ARA Liberty.
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The Libertad, a training ship for Argentine midshipmen, arrived at the inner port on Friday morning.
Tours are available on:
- Friday July 8 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday July 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Monday July 11 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The ship will be closed to the public on Saturday for Argentina’s Independence Day celebrations.
“The magnificent tall ships that sail around the world, it’s very unique for us to have them in Baltimore. We are very lucky this way and it’s a big competition between all the cities to have the ships here,” said Nawrocki.
Tall ships are traditionally rigged tall ships.
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Indiana resident Pablo Coria was one of the first visitors to board the ship after it docked.
“We saw it coming and I couldn’t miss it,” he said.
Coria said he was a former crew member of the Libertad and was originally from Argentina.
“Very special memories, a very special ship, the people are fantastic,” Coria said.
This is the 11th time the Libertad has visited Baltimore.
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Registration is required to visit the ship. More information is available here.