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VIDEO: A floating school docks in Boston

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Sørlandet, a Norwegian heritage vessel and the world’s oldest fully rigged tall ship in operation, arrived in Boston Harbor on Sunday to promote Sail Boston 2017.

Originally built as a full-rigged ship for training young people for the merchant marine, the 150-foot-tall and 212-foot-long tall ship was built in 1927 at the Høivolds Mek shipyard in Kristiansand on the south coast of Norway.

Currently the ship serves as a floating school for 50 high school juniors and seniors on a year-long study-abroad tour.

Sørlandet will be docked at Fan Pier through Friday, April 14. The public will be able to board the ship through Wednesday, April 12, between 1:30 and 5 p.m.

This video from CBS Boston has more:

North End Waterfront reports that Sørlandet is the second tall ship to visit Boston in less than a month in preparation for Sail Boston 2017. In mid-March the Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc paid a five-day port of call.

Sail Boston’s goal is to promote maritime heritage and tourism by recruiting and facilitating the visits of many of the world’s elite ships to Boston Harbor.

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