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Ahoy! It's Tall Ships 2018 and NOLA Navy Week

Historic, replica and military ships sail into the Mississippi riverfront



Riverfront docks will be packed with ships as Tall Ships and NOLA Navy Week converge on the city this weekend. Tall Ships (April 19-22) features several historic and replica ships with large masts and traditional sail riggings docked at Woldenberg Park. The lineup includes the Elissa, built in 1877 in Scotland, and the Oostershelde, a Dutch schooner built in 1918. The Oliver Hazard Perry (pictured) is a Rhode Island-based ship with three masts, 20 sails and 7 miles of rigging, named for the officer who led the first U.S. Naval victory in the War of 1812. The Picton Castle is a three-mast ship used as a sailing training vessel in ocean voyages. The ships are open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and admission is free. Visit for information.

  NOLA Navy Week (April 19-25) features ships from the navies of the U.S., Canada and France docked on the Mississippi River between Julia and Thalia streets. Ships are open to the public noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday, April 21 and 24; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 22-23. Admission is free. There are fireworks over the river at 9 p.m. Sunday. Visit for information.

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