Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Visiting the Amerigo Vespucci

Hello everyone,

Us in line to get on the Amerigo Vespucci
This last Friday some of the members of Save the Harbor (including the Piers Park crew and myself) got to visit the Amerigo Vespucci ship. The Amerigo Vespucci is a tall ship that is about 330 ft tall that is from La Spezia, Italy and is usually used for training the Italian Navy. When I first saw the Amerigo Vespucci, I was on my way to Piers Park on the day before the visit. Since we have staff meetings on Thursdays, Piers offers to pick us up at the dock with one of their boats. When we got picked up, one of the staff members from Piers Park went on a tour. She told us that the boat was beautiful and seemed smaller than it looked on the inside.

On the day of the visit, I was excited to see what was on the ship and to be on a tall ship for the first time. I always hear on the news that there would be tall ships on the harbor and that where huge and beautiful to look at, but they never interested me. When we got to the dock where the tall ship was, we saw that there were a lot of people there. I thought it was just going to be Save the Harbor, to be honest. When we got on the boat, I took at least a minute to see what was happening around me. Everything was clean and polished, the people that were a part of the Italian Navy were showing people around and telling people about the history of the ship, but I wasn't focusing on what people were saying around me, I was focusing on how beautiful how the ship was. However, we weren't on the ship for long. Even though the ship looked huge on the outside, it wasn't that big on the boat. The Amerigo Vespucci introduced me to loving tall ships seeing how beautiful they. The next time tall ships come to Boston, I'll definitely try to catch a glimpse at them!

On one of the Piers Park boats heading towards the dock

The wheels of boat in one of the control rooms

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