07/05/15 8:15am
The line to get on the Sagres at 1 p.m. Saturday after more than 1,000 people had already stepped on board. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The line to get on the Sagres at 1 p.m. Saturday after more than 1,000 people had already stepped on board. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Months of planning went off without a hitch as the 2015 Greenport’s Tall Ships Challenge kicked off Saturday. The ships were in place, the vendors were set up and the visitors came by the carload, as they lined up to see the majestic vessels.  (more…)

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07/04/15 2:35pm
Mayor Hubbard proclaims the start of the Tall Ships festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mayor George Hubbard proclaims the start of the Tall Ships festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A small ceremony to officially kick off Greenport’s Tall Ships festival was held in Mitchell Park Saturday morning.

Master of Ceremonies Captain Dave Berson welcomed all five captains to the Village, telling them “Greenport Village has always been a harbor of refuge and a shelter for ships. Greenport has always welcomed sailors since it was settled and it welcomes you now.”

He also pointed out that Greenport is the smallest community hosting the Tall Ships this year. (more…)

07/04/15 11:47am
From left, Humberto Rocha, executive officer of the Sagres; guest Selma de Silva; Paulo Portugal, Commanding Officer of Sagres; Ron Bruer from the East End Seaport Museum. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

From left, Humberto Rocha, executive officer of the Sagres; guest Selma de Silva; Paulo Portugal, Commanding Officer of Sagres; Ron Bruer from the East End Seaport Museum. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

The Tall Ships Captain’s Reception was held Friday night at Peconic Landing’s Brecknock Hall in Greenport. The reception serves as the kick-off for the Tall Ships festival. (more…)