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Schooner Alliance participating in the Cape Charles Tall Ship Festival June 14 – 16

Schooner AllianceOn June 14 the Schooner Alliance will be sailing across the Chesapeake Bay to take part in the Cape Charles Tall Ship Festival!

This festival will give people a chance to tour the Alliance along with two other tall ships, the Sultana and Virginia.  The USS Tornado, a US Navy patrol vessel, will also be open for tours. There will be two hour day sails for all ships throughout the weekend, along with a marketplace filled with excellent food, beverages, arts & crafts and music and entertainment.

There will be activities for adults and kids, including face painting, animal rides, the making and sailing of model sail boats and kids can even get the chance at hauling the yard-arm. Schooner SultanaWhat would a tall ship festival be without pirates on hand? Costumed re-enactors will be hanging out to revel in the fun as well.

The Alliance’s Cape Charles Festival sails will take place on June 14 at 1 p.m., June 15 at 9 a.m. and June 16 at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  She will also be open for deck tours in between sailings.

Not only is it a chance to go on a tall ship cruise in the Chesapeake, it’s a chance to check out some other fantastic tall ships like the Sultana and Virginia.

The Sultana is a replica of the 1767 ship used by the British Royal Navy to enforce the tea taxes that led to the American Revolution.  It was built in 2001 and sails throughout the Chesapeake Bay. Schooner Virginia The Virginia is a re-creation of its namesake vessel, which was the last pure sailing vessel used by the Virgin1a Pilot Association used from 1917 – 1926 on the Chesapeake Bay.

It will surely be a great weekend of sailing, history and fun, so come check us out. For more information, visit

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