Ahoy Matey! Tall ship off the balcony!

Today one of the Ecuador Navy’s tall ships anchored in the harbor in front of our balcony.

Guayas anchored in Salinas July 19, 2010

Guayas anchored in Salinas July 19, 2010

The stats on the Guayas as found in “Tall Ship Review” at  http://store.bahrslanding.com/tallshipreview.html

Length overall: 257’
Beam: 33’
Draft: 14’6”
Hull: Steel
Rig: Barque
Year Built: 1977
Home port: Guayaquil

Built in 1977, the 914-ton Guayas is a training ship for the Ecuadoran Navy and was christened in honor of an 1841 steamship, the first to be constructed in South America. As a participant in the 1980 Tall Ships Races, she earned the American Sail Training Association Cutty Sark Trophy for international friendship. Based in Guayaquil, the 257-foot-long three-mast bark carries eighty cadets under the guidance of thirty-five officers and experienced crew.

It was a beautiful sight.

One thought on “Ahoy Matey! Tall ship off the balcony!

  1. Pingback: Morning Update – Wednesday, July 21, 2010 « South of Zero

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