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Tall Ships Challenge Race hits Greenport

Greenport Village on April 18, 2011.

Greenport Village on April 18, 2011. Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

The tall ships are sailing into Greenport Village this Memorial Day weekend, and the tickets are on sale now.

After a five-year hiatus, the waterfront village will hold a three-day maritime festival in connection with the historic ships’ arrival, beginning on May 26.

The Tall Ships Challenge Race starts in Savannah, Ga., on May 3, and moves up the East Coast to Greenport before departing for Newport, R.I., and Halifax, Canada, on July 19.

Ticket holders will be able to board the ships and talk with their crews about life aboard the massive sailing vessels. At least six ships will be in port for the festivities.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors age 65 and older, and free for children 12 and under. To purchase in advance, go to Prices will be higher when purchased at port on Memorial Day weekend.


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