Greenport, NY, Named Tall Ships Port of Year

Tall ship Providence in Duxbury, MA (2012). Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

Suffolk Times: Greenport [NY] learned a lot in the 3 years between 2012 and 2015 about hosting Tall Ships of America events.

While the village and the Greenport Business Improvement District worked together on organizing the event the first time the Tall Ships came to town, they developed a stronger partnership for the 2015 celebration. And instead of just six months, they had a whole year to plan for the ships’ second visit.

The effort to coordinate such a massive event — with tens of thousands visiting the tiny seaport to tour six Tall Ships this past July 4 weekend — hasn’t gone unnoticed. Tall Ships America has recognized Greenport with its Port of the Year Award for 2015.

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