It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about When and If
Posted by Tall Ships America on August 16, 2016
We’re featuring our fleet of vessels that you can see, hear, and touch when they come to your host city this summer as part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2016 Race Series.
Where you’ll find the ship
Key West, FL. This summer When and If will be in the following TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® ports: Tall Ships® Fairport Harbor; Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City; Pepsi® Tall Ships® Chicago 2016; Tall Ship Festival (Green Bay) presented Nicolet National Bank; Tall Ships® Duluth 2016; Tall Ships® Erie 2016; Tall Ships® Brockville
She was originally built for Gen. George S. Patton to sail around the world “When the war is over, and if I live through it…”
The Alden schooner was built in 1939 in Maine and remained in the Patton family until the 1970s when she was sold to a Landmark school in Massachusetts. In 1994, she was relaunched and remained in private hands for the next 20 years, racing in various classic yacht regattas. In 2012 she was extensively restored and now is open to the public.
Individuals of all ages