America sees arrival of Spanish galleon

LAST UPDATED: 20 Aug, 2013 @ 19:08
America sees arrival of Spanish galleon

EL Galeon Andalucia, an exact replica of a 17th century Spanish galleon, arrived in Maryland and will remain in town until Monday, Sept. 2, for visits.

“It is the only ship from that era sailing today,” Air Show organiser, Lilley said.

A galleon is a class of Spanish merchant ship used mostly from the 15th to the 17th centuries, and the same type that Magellan sailed on when he made the first circumnavigation of the globe in the early 1500s.

The Andalucia was built and is owned by the Nao Foundation in Spain. The tall ship is 180 feet long with a draft of 19 feet. It has three masts and can carry seven sails.

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