A message from the city of Boston
We are excited to be welcoming the ships of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations for the July 4th week. The international tall ships, active Navy ships, and ships of America’s coalition partners will be on display in Boston and will serve as the centerpiece for the commemoration festivities. The tall ships remind us of the vital role that our own USS Constitution played in The War of 1812, which was the last war fought under sail. We are truly looking forward to a successful event in partnership with Operation Sail and the US Navy for this historic milestone.
Tall Ships Featured
USCG Barque Eagle
290-foot long globetrotting ambassador & sail training ship of U.S. Coast GuardLocation: Charlestown
249-foot long full-rigged tall ship of Brazil, is from Rio de Janeiro.Loation: Fish Pier
Owned and operated by the Indonesian Navy and built as a sail training vessel.Loation: Fish Pier
She is the official flagship and sail training vessel of the Colombian Navy.Loation: Fish Pier
257-foot long tall ship of Ecuador, trains and preps cadets for sailing.Loation: Fish Pier
Dates & Location
June 30th - July 5th, 2012
Boston's Seaport District
+ Fish Pier - Boston Seaport District
+ North Jetty
+ Black Falcon Terminal
Charlestown Navy Yard
Click Here for a complete schedule of events.
Operation Sail, Inc., (OpSail) is a non-profit organization established in 1961 with the endorsement of President John F. Kennedy. Backed by a Joint Congressional Resolution, its mission is to advance sail training and promote goodwill among nations. OpSail has produced five previous international sailing events in 1964, 1976, 1986, 1992, and 2000, each tied to a patriotic or historical event.
OpSail 2012 will sail into Boston from June 30 – July 5, 2012 to commemorate the 200TH Anniversary of the War of 1812 and The Star-Spangled Banner.