This weekend I am really looking forward to going to the Charleston Harbor Fest. The Charleston harbor is part of the inter coastal waterway in South Carolina. This a grand maritime festival that is held every year celebrates the sea. There are several tall ships that are confirmed to be there including the " Spirit Of South Carolina" The Spirit of South Carolina is used for maritime education.
This 4 day festival allows visitors to tour the ships up close and personal.There are educational venues and there will be a pirate or two on hand, who are sure to do a little swashbuckling and give the audience their best ARRGG Matey!
What is the definition of a Tall Ship?A tall ship is not a strictly defined type of sailing vessel.It is a term to mean a large traditionally rigged sailing vessel, whether or not it is technically a "ship". The United States Coast Guard's training ship Eagle, for example, is technically a "barque". A tall ship can also be a schooner, brigantine, barquentine, brig, ketch, sloop, or a full-rigged ship depending on the number of masts and the cut of the sails. For more information on ship classes and the festival, click here. I can't wait to come back with some great photos of these majestic ships to share with you. Here is a preview of a few of the ships that are going to be there this year.