Greenport, NY, Prepares for Tall Ships

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Shelter Island Reporter: Greenport, New York, is on the itinerary when more than 25 tall ships make their way up the Eastern Seaboard this spring and summer to participate in the Tall Ships Challenge Atlantic Coast 2012 series of races and public maritime festivals. The series will mark the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812.

Coordinated by Tall Ships America in collaboration with local organizers, the challenge fleet will be hosted at festivals in four major ports of call:

  • Savannah, Georgia (May 3-7)
  • Greenport (May 24-28)
  • Newport, Rhode Island (July 6-9)
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia (July 19-23).

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