Published On: Sat, Sep 26th, 2015

Spanish tall ship replica San Pelayo returns to Savannah

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SAVANNAH – The El Galeón Andalucía returns to Savannah. The replica of the 16th century Spanish galleon, now renamed the San Pelayo, has been invited by the Savannah Waterfront Association to visit Savannah again this year and open her decks to visitors. After taking part on the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine as the replica of the Galeon San Pelayo, founder of the first city in the USA, the ship will sail north and up the Savannah River to ope
n her decks and the exhibition that she holds to the citizens and visitors of the city. These ships were the primary merchant vessels around the world for 300 years, and manned by brave sailors, adventurers and merchants they were able to connect the continents creating the first global trading routes in history. They were an essential tool for the colonization of the New World and what maintained the economy of the Spanish Empire.

Source: SPANISH TALL SHIP El Galeón SAN PELAYO – The Savannah Waterfront Association

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