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The Tall Ships Challenge 2012 as it commemorated
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The Tall Ships Challenge 2012 as it commemorated the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, sailed into Greenport Harbor for Memorial Day weekend. There were sailaway excurions, live music, food, shopping and visits aboard the tall ships. Thousands filled Greenport during the holiday season. (May 26, 2012)(Credit: Randee Daddona)

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Tall ships in Greenport

Greenport will be invaded by a fleet of tall ships this weekend -- where's Johnny Depp when you need him? Visitors can climb aboard a half-dozen historic vessels docked in town or even go for a sail on the Great Peconic Bay, searching for adventure. The whole village will take on a festival atmosphere, with streets closed to vehicular traffic. Live music will be performed on two stages. It's all part of Tall Ships Challenge, a bicentennial race commemorating the War of 1812. The race began in Savannah, Ga., earlier this month and is making its way up the East Coast.