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17th Century Spanish Galleon Replica Coming To The North Fork

Nicole Barylski

El Galeón in San Juan. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

El Galeon, a replica of a 17th century Spanish galleon, will be docking at Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport Village from Tuesday, October 18th through Sunday, October 23rd.

"I want to welcome El Galeon," said Mayor George W. Hubbard, Jr. "We're happy to have them here in Greenport."

Throughout the 16th to 18th centuries, galleons were an intricate part of the Indies fleets - trade and cultural routes.

During the tall ship's time on the North Fork, visitors can come aboard for a tour of the vessel, which features five decks. Tourgoers can learn more about El Galeon's history from knowledgeable crew members who will be onsite to answer questions.

Nao Victoria Foundation began construction of El Galeon in 2009 and it was completed in 2010. The impressive vessel was designed and developed by Ignacio Fernández Vial at the Punta Umbria shipyard (Huelva, Spain). From 2010 to 2013, El Galeon traveled over 35,000 nautical miles, wandering along the world's biggest seas and oceans.

"I hope that everyone comes out to see the ship," added Mayor Hubbard.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. El Galeon will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Note: El Galeon has extended its stay through Sunday, October 30th and will host spooky Halloween tours on Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th from 7 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.fundacionnaovictoria.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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