Really Big Ships Visit Portsmouth this weekend

60 minutes from home, Londonderry New HampshireThe Tall Ship festivities will kick off this weekend.  In the past weeks the organizers were served with a “Cease and Desist order” to stop using the term “Tall Ships” according to those that own the license to that term.  The American Sail Training Association (ATSA) charges that the Piscataqua Maritime Commission who hosts the Portsmouth Tall Ship Festival is infringing on the ASTA registered trademark.  With all the marketing materials complete for the event, and the fact that the media  just can’t control themselves, “Tall Ships” will ring for some time to come.

Four ships docked at 550 Market street this morning and will be on display through the weekend.

  • U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle, one of the world’s largest tall ships,
  • Spirit of Massachusetts
  • Spirit of South Carolina
  • Kalmar Nyck

View this great new media arrival of Really Big Ships this morning from Seacoast Online.

The U.S Coast Guard ship will have free on deck tours, the other ships will have tours for $8.00 or $25.00 per ship.  A Saturday night dockside Captain’s Reception is planned for a cost of $35.00 per person.  Call 603 431-7447 for further information and tickets.

“Really Big Ships” (c) Londonderry Hometown Online News 2009

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