From Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28, four tall ships, four foreign navy vessels and two US Coast Guard cutters will be open for public visits at the Red Hook Marine Terminal in Brooklyn as part of the OpSail celebration in New York City. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitbrooklyn.org.
The weeklong citywide OpSail event kicks off at 8:11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, with the Majestic Parade of Ships—17 tall ships and 10 US Navy and foreign military ships—sailing beneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
“Brooklyn and Brooklyn Tourism are excited to be ‘all hands on deck’ as we welcome OpSail and the four tall ships, four foreign navy vessels and two US Coast Guard cutters that will be calling the Red Hook Marine Terminal their home berth over the Memorial Day holiday,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “This is a rare, free opportunity for Brooklynites and visitors alike to see these vessels up close and personal, with ships from nations as diverse as Brooklyn itself—Spain, Mexico, France, Japan, Canada, Finland, the United Kingdom and the United States. And I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to a maritime industry that has anchored Brooklyn’s waterfront economy and kept it afloat since its earliest days than to welcome these majestic ships to the borough that is home to everyone from everywhere—whether on land or at sea.”
Where: Red Hook Marine Terminal—Columbia Street entry at Congress Street. Public transportation is strongly suggested: B61 and B63 to Atlantic Avenue and Columbia St. When: The ships will be open Saturday, May 26, Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Juan Sebastian de Elcano, schooner, Spain
Cuauhtemoc, barque, Mexico
Etoile, schooner, France
La Belle Poule, schooner, France
HMCS Iroquois, destroyer, Canada
JS Shirane, destroyer, Japan
FNS Pohjanmaa, mine layer, Finland
RFA Argus, hospital/cargo, United Kingdom
US Coast Guard Cutters: