Spanish Tall Ship Arriving in Ocean City

The replica 16th-century tall ship El Galeon Andalucia will spend the next two weeks "down the ocean," at the inlet in Ocean City, Maryland.

The 170-foot replica of a Spanish galleon operates out of Seville, Spain, and was most recently in New York City. Its 20 crewmembers handle 9,600 square feet of sail the same way 16th-century sailors did. The El Galeon that she is modeled after transported soldiers, colonists, and supplies back and forth from Spain to the "New World." She was a large, armed ship that was capable of crossing oceans and fending off pirates.

Visitors in Ocean City can walk the main decks and gun deck, interact with the crew, and learn about the role of Spanish Galleon ships over two centuries of Spain's West Indies trade.

El Galeon will be docked at the Bayside Boardwalk, between 3rd and 4th streets on the bayside, from Friday until August 27. For tickets and more information, click here.

Megan Viviano