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New England port readies for tall ship event

Maritime enthusiasts will get the chance to board a "classic pirate ship" built for the 1962 Hollywood movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" as well as another wartime replica when the 2010 Tall Ships event makes its debut in Portsmouth, N.H., over Memorial Day Weekend.

"Marlon Brando himself walked those decks as well as Johnny Depp," said Piscataqua Maritime Commission chairman Donal Coker.

Coker and other PMC officials gathered in the downtown to officially unveil the schedule for a 2010 Tall Ships event that will bring two historic replica ships to the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier on Peirce Island.

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