Sailing Bark Uniòn in San Francisco, April 26-28

Here’s a chance to go aboard a 4-masted sailing bark visiting from Peru. The sail training ship Union will be visiting this weekend and will be open to visitors at Pier 17.

And, of course, while you’re at it, you might wan’t to head down to Hyde Street Pier to visit our own historic vessels there!

Ship Modeler

The Peruvian 4-masted bark Uniòn will be sailing into San Francisco harbor early Friday morning to dock at Pier 17 where it will be open to visitors all weekend. The steel-hulled ship measures 378-feet overall and is reportedly the largest sailing ship in Latin America. It’s a relatively new vessel, having been commissioned just over 3 years ago.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the ship will be open for visitors on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can read the Chronicle’s article on the ship here. There are some great photos from the ship’s San Diego visit in a blog here. For facts about the ship, check out the Wikipedia entry. Ω

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