The Tall Ships America fleet includes vessels of all sizes and configurations, hailing from ports all around the world, and sailing upon every ocean on the planet.  Each vessel is independently owned and operated, and each has its own unique operational plan, schedule, and approach to providing outstanding programs of adventure and education under sail.  Vessels represented here are all certified and inspected by the United States Coast Guard or equivalent national agency, and are crewed by professional masters, mates, and seamen who are licensed to meet or exceed the national requirements for their vessel. What they all have in common is a deep dedication to the craft of sail, and an ardent passion for sharing the adventure of seafaring with every participant who signs aboard. Whether you are looking for a short passage in coastal waters or a full circumnavigation of the globe, there is a Tall Ships America member vessel ready to welcome you aboard.

 

 

Denis Sullivan

Denis Sullivan

The S/V Denis Sullivan, owned and operated by Discovery World Ltd., was completed by over 900 volunteers and launched in 2000. This replica of a Great Lakes freight schooner, and Flagship of Wisconsin, operates as a floating classroom and goodwill ambassador for the state. From her homeport of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan, the schooner offers […]

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Europa

Europa

The bark Europa has sailed in tall ships races in the Atlantic & Pacific oceans, and even in the Great Lakes. She has completed the most difficult of deepwater passages, sailing ’round Cape Horn. […]

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Exy Johnson & Irving Johnson

Exy Johnson & Irving Johnson

The voyages of Captain Irving (1905-1991) and Electa ‘Exy’ (1909-2004) Johnson aboard Yankee are well known, especially their seven times around the world with youth crew. They were pioneers of sail training, inspiring generations of sailors, tall ships and sail training programs, notably the beautiful new square rigged Twin Brigantines…the Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson […]

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Geronimo

Geronimo

Geronimo is a lovely, modern masthead rigged, centerboard sloop, spreading over 2,000 square feet of sail on a mast 85 feet high. Built in 1998 and designed by the Ted Hood Design Group, Geronimo sails year round, ranging from the Caribbean to the Canadian Maritime provinces. Geronimo is affiliated with St. George’s School in Newport, […]

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Hawaiian Chieftain

Hawaiian Chieftain

The topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain is a replica of a typical European merchant trader of the turn of the nineteenth century. Her hull shape and rigging are similar to those of Spanish explorer’s ships used in the expeditions of the late 18th century along the Washington, Oregon, and California coasts. Built of steel in Hawaii […]

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Lady Washington

Lady Washington

Launched on March 7, 1989, Lady Washington was built in Aberdeen, Wash. by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority. She is a full-scale reproduction of the original Lady Washington, built in the British Colony of Massachusetts in the 1750’s. The original ship carried cargo between colonial ports until the American Revolutionary War, when she became an […]

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Liberty Clipper

Liberty Clipper

Liberty Clipper is a newly renovated but traditionally-rigged gaff topsail schooner. She is steel-hulled, with broad open decks, state-of-the-art galley, and a spacious and welcoming grand salon. She carries over 4,000 square feet of sail area in three head-sails, gaff-rigged fore- and main-sails, and a gaff topsail. Built in Rhode Island, she is well-equipped with […]

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Liberty Star

Liberty Star

Liberty Star is a traditional gaff-rigged, two-masted wooden schooner, a true Maine-built Windjammer. She carries 2,500 square feet of sail, has a diesel engine for auxiliary power, and a new generator for 110 volt electrical power. Purchased recently from a private owner in Maine, who had sailed her extensively around the globe with his family, […]

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Lynx

Lynx

Lynx offers a limited number of opportunities for guest crew to sign on board and experience offshore sailing on a Tall Ship. These voyages are for the true adventurer willing to leave the modern world behind and embark on a high seas adventure. They can be tailored to the sailor interested in passage planning, basic […]

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Manitou

Manitou

The Tall Ship Manitou is a replica of an 1800’s “coasting” cargo schooner, similar to those that sailed the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Specifically designed for passenger service, her hull was constructed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1983 and finished by Vermont carpenters on Lake Champlain. Manitou is one of the largest sailing […]

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Niagara

Niagara

The US Brig Niagara was built in 1988 as a reconstruction of the warship aboard which Oliver Hazard Perry won the battle of Lake Erie in 1813, during the War of 1812. Her mission is to interpret that period of history, promote the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Erie Region, and preserve the skills of […]

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Oliver Hazard Perry

Oliver Hazard Perry

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry when completed in the summer of 2014 will be a full-rigged ship, flying 20 sails spreading 14,000 square feet on her three masts. Purpose-built as a sail training ship, she has been designated the official “Sailing Education Vessel” of the State of Rhode Island, and will be a goodwill ambassador […]

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Picton Castle

Picton Castle

The barque Picton Castle is a traditionally rigged and operated deep water sail training vessel. She typically undertakes long ocean passages, and has completed four circumnavigations, from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. On a single 18-month globe-circling voyage, Picton Castle sails 30,000 nautical miles, following the trade winds across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, calling at remote […]

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Pride of Baltimore II

Pride of Baltimore II

Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era Clipper privateer. She is Maryland’s working symbol of the great natural resources and spectacular beauty of the Chesapeake Bay region, and represents Maryland as a Goodwill Ambassador wherever she sails around the globe. She is owned by the citizens of Maryland and is operated by […]

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Schooner Roseway

Schooner Roseway

Roseway was built in 1925 in Essex, Massachusetts as a private fishing yacht. She was purchased by the Boston Pilot’s Association in 1941, and was honored for her exemplary service during World War II. Roseway was the last pilot schooner serving in the U.S. when she was retired in 1973. In 1974, Roseway began service […]

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Seaward

Seaward

Seaward is a graceful & sturdy steel-hulled, staysail schooner. She is US Coast Guard-inspected, built in 1988 to the highest standards, and equipped for ocean voyaging. Safe & comfortable, she is a nimble ship underway. Seaward moves easily under all points of sail, thanks to her powerful & versatile rig. She has beautiful wooden decks, […]

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Spirit of South Carolina

Spirit of South Carolina

Spirit of South Carolina is a two-masted, gaff-rigged pilot schooner, reminiscent of one that served the pilots of Charleston harbor for 25 years in the late 1800’s. Launched in 2007, she is fully certified by the U.S. Coast Guard as a Sailing School Vessel under Federal Regulations. To date about 9,500 sail trainees have sailed […]

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