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The HMS BOUNTY sails out off Belfast Lough, (Credit: AP)

The HMS BOUNTY sails out off Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. The Bounty is one of a number of tall ships participating in the Memorial Day Tall Ships in Greenport, May 26-28, 2012.

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.

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)

The Tall Ships Challenge 2012 as it commemorated
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

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)

The Tall Ships Challenge 2012 as it commemorated
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

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)

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The Tall Ships Challenge 2012 as it commemorated
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

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)

The Tall Ships Challenge 2012 as it commemorated
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

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)

The Tall Ships Challenge 2012 as it commemorated
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

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)

Tall Ships are docked for Greenport's memorial day
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Tall Ships are docked for Greenport's memorial day weekend Tall Ships challenge. May 25, 2012 (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The Picton Castle sails its way towards Greenport
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The Picton Castle sails its way towards Greenport for Greenport's memorial day weekend Tall Ships challenge. May 25, 2012 (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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The Picton Castle sails its way through Gardiners
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The Picton Castle sails its way through Gardiners bay towards Greenport for Greenport's memorial day weekend Tall Ships challenge. May 25, 2012 (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The Picton Castle sails its way through Gardiners
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The Picton Castle sails its way through Gardiners bay towards Greenport for Greenport's memorial day weekend Tall Ships challenge. May 25, 2012 (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Crew members on board the Pride of Baltimore
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Crew members on board the Pride of Baltimore hoist a flag as is sails through Greenport harbor for Greenport's memorial day weekend Tall Ships challenge. May 25, 2012 (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

the Pride of baltimore sails its way through
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the Pride of baltimore sails its way through the fog in Greenport harbor for Greenport's memorial day weekend Tall Ships challenge. May 25, 2012 (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Jonny Soanga, a crew member on board the
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Jonny Soanga, a crew member on board the "Bounty" works in the rigging as the ship docks in Greenport for Greenport's memorial day weekend Tall Ships challenge. May 25, 2012 (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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The Pride of Baltimore coming into Greenport Harbor.
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The Pride of Baltimore coming into Greenport Harbor. (May 25, 2012)

Charles Dale, of St. Paul, Minn., is a
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Charles Dale, of St. Paul, Minn., is a trainee aboard the Picton Castle, one of six tall ships that will sail into Greenport harbor on Friday as part of the waterfront village's three-day maritime festival this weekend, raise the ship's sail. (May 24, 2012)

The crew of the Picton Castle tall ship
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The crew of the Picton Castle tall ship replaces halyards. (May 24, 2012)

Crew members of the Picton Castle furl the
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Crew members of the Picton Castle furl the tall ship's sails. Picton castle is one of six tall ships that will sail into Greenport harbor on Friday as part of the waterfront village's three-day maritime festival this weekend. (May 24, 2012)

It took 10 crew members to raise the
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It took 10 crew members to raise the Picton Castle tall ship's anchor. (May 25, 2012)

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The crew of the Picton Castle tall ship
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The crew of the Picton Castle tall ship cleans the deck in preparation for a trip to Greenport. (May 25, 2012)

The crew of the Picton Castle tall ship
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The crew of the Picton Castle tall ship sets the top foresail. (May 25, 2012)

The Tall Ships Challenge will take place in
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The Tall Ships Challenge will take place in Greenport Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28.

The tall ship Picton Castle sails on the
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The tall ship Picton Castle sails on the sea under full sail and is one of a number of tall ships participating in the Memorial Day Tall Ships in Greenport, May 25-28, 2012.

The tall ship Summerwind sails on a calm
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The tall ship Summerwind sails on a calm sea and is one of a number of tall ships participating in the Memorial Day Tall Ships in Greenport, May 25-28, 2012.

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The Tall Ships Challenge will take place in
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The Tall Ships Challenge will take place in Greenport Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28.

The Tall Ships Challenge will take place in
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The Tall Ships Challenge will take place in Greenport Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28.

The tall ship HMS Bounty sails on Lake
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The tall ship HMS Bounty sails on Lake Erie off Cleveland Wednesday, July 7, 2010. The Bounty is one of a number of tall ships participating in the Memorial Day Tall Ships in Greenport, May 25-28, 2012.

The tall ship Roseway, left, passes the Pride
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The tall ship Roseway, left, passes the Pride of Baltimore II in Cleveland harbor Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Both tall ships are participating in the Memorial Day Tall Ships in Greenport, May 25-28, 2012.

The tall ship Lynx sails with full sails
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The tall ship Lynx sails with full sails and is one of a number of tall ships participating in the Memorial Day Tall Ships in Greenport, May 25-28, 2012.

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The HMS BOUNTY sails out off Belfast Lough,
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The HMS BOUNTY sails out off Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. The Bounty is one of a number of tall ships participating in the Memorial Day Tall Ships in Greenport, May 26-28, 2012.

A kayaker checks out the 180-foot HMS Bounty,
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A kayaker checks out the 180-foot HMS Bounty, based in Greenport, as it sails near Tacoma, WA while taking part in the Parade of Sail on the opening day of Tall Ships Tacoma. The Bounty has appeared in many movies, including "Pirates of the Caribbean II," and is one of a number of tall ships participating in the Memorial Day Tall Ships in Greenport, May 25-28, 2012.

Crew of the HMS Bounty roll sails after
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Crew of the HMS Bounty roll sails after the Parade of Tall Ships in Cleveland Harbor Wednesday, July 7, 2010. The sailing ship, built for the 1961 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" is one of a number of tall ships participating in the Memorial Day Tall Ships in Greenport, May 25-28, 2012.

The HMS Bounty, left, and USS Niagara sail
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The HMS Bounty, left, and USS Niagara sail the waters of Lake Erie off Cleveland. (July 7, 2010)

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