Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Juan Sebastian de Elcano Tall Ship
The Juan Sebastian de Elcano, the world's third largest tall ship, sailed through Pensacola Pass into Pensacola Bay around 7:00 a.m. You can see the Pensacola lighthouse behind the tall ship.
The "Elcano" is the official training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy and will be in port through June 9, to help commemorate Pensacola's 450th anniversary. To learn more about the Juan Sebastian de Elcano's visit to Pensacola you may click HERE.
Many people drove to Ft. Pickens and watched from the top of the sea wall or the fishing pier as the Elcano sailed past.
To learn more about this 82 year old, four-masted schooner, click HERE.