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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about EUROPA

Posted by Tall Ships America on December 15, 2015

Europa sails into Toronto during the 2010 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Photo Credit: P. Lock

Europa sails into Toronto during TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Great Lakes 2010 Photo Credit: P. Lock

Where you find the ship cruising around

Fun fact
Europa  was built in 1911 and originally served as a lightship in the entrance of the river Elbe. She is one of the only tall ships that regularly sails to Antarctica every year. Tall Ships America Intern -Summer 2007, Matt Maples, spent several seasons on Europa and you can read about his adventures on his (now defunct but no less wonderful) blog.

The backstory
Europa was fully restored in 1994 and since then has sailed all over the world. She regularly participates in tall ship races and ocean crossings. With her professional crew of 14 and a guest crew of 48, everyone gets to sail the ship. For a glimpse into the life aboard Europa, follow their logbook.

Who sails
Youth trainees, individuals, families, and groups of all ages and nationalities.




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