The Tall Ship’s are coming! Or at least, two of them are and will be docking at Fort Adams in the next few months.
Portuguese Navy’s 292-foot Tall Ship Sagres will be visiting Newport from June 4th – 7th. Joe Dias, Executive Director of Fort Adams Trust, confirmed with What’sUpNewp today that the 81-year-old ship will be docked at Fort Adams for those four days and will be open to the public during her stay for public tours on June 5th. The schedule and details for tours are still being buttoned up, according to Dias.
The ship can carry up to 60 trainees and 128 crew.
After visiting Newport, Sagres will visit Boston from June 9th – 14th. The ship’s stop in Bean Town coincides with a visit to the City by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the 20th and current President of Portugal.
Sagres’ sister-ship Tall Ship Eagle will make a Port Call to Newport from May 7th – 9th, according to Suma Plowden, Director of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. The 295-foot Barque Eagle, the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be open for tours while in port. She serves as a training vessel for cadets at the Coast Guard Academy and candidates from the Officer Candidate School. The Eagle is the only active-duty sailing vessel in America’s military, and one of only two commissioned sailing vessels, along with the USS Constitution.