Provincetown Hosts Replica of 16th Century Spanish Galleon

galeonPROVINCETOWN – Provincetown is calling on all amateur historians, sailing enthusiasts and anyone who loves tall ships, to tour a replica of a 16th century Spanish Galleon.

From October 6-9, the crew of the Galeon Andalucia will be docked at Provincetown’s MacMillan Pier and will shout “All Aboard” to welcome visitors to tour the unique ship.

Converted into a floating museum, the vessel offers an interpretive center dedicated to galleons and four floors of space open to the public.

Daily tours will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout her stay in Provincetown.

The admission is $10 for an adult, $5 for children and children under five are admitted free.

For three centuries, Spanish Galleons crossed the Atlantic Ocean, sailed around the Caribbean Sea and the American coasts, and covered the Pacific route as well.

The Galeon Andalucia is a 500-ton galleon, 160ft. long, with four masts that hold six immense sails.

Her average speed is seven knots and it takes a crew of 15-35 people to sail her.

She has navigated the Pacific and Indian oceans, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and her wake has spread over the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the South and East China seas, and the Caribbean Sea.

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