Colombia’s Tall Ship “ARC GLORIA” to Dock in Boston on Friday 21st. Local Community Invited to Board and Tour from 21 to 24 July

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June 18, 2019

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Washington, DC — On Friday, June 21, Colombia’s tall ship and the training ship of the Colombian Navy – the “ARC GLORIA” – will arrive at the Port of Boston in Boston Harbor.

When GLORIA arrives at the port on Friday at 8:00 a.m., all are welcome to come to greet the ship. The three-mast sailing vessel will be in Boston until the afternoon of Monday, June 24. Beginning on Friday, June 21 at 9:00 a.m., local residents will have the opportunity to board and tour GLORIA on the following dates. Admission is free and open to the public.

• Friday, June 21: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

• Saturday, June 22: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

• Sunday, June 23: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

• Monday, June 24: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 am.

The Ambassador of Colombia to the United States Francisco Santos will greet the crew when the ship arrives on Friday.

GLORIA’s visit presents an opportunity for the local community to welcome a special group of young Colombian cadets during their goodwill training cruise and to learn more about Colombian culture. On board, the visiting public will have a chance to meet the crew and learn about Colombia’s naval traditions. Visitors will also have the chance to view a special exhibition of posters and photographs that display Colombian history, heritage and culture, which includes guided narration, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The exhibition was developed by the Colombian Navy in coordination with PROCOLOMBIA, the country’s official tourism, foreign investment, and export promotion agency.

GLORIA is commanded by Captain Camilo Gutiérrez and manned by a 156-member crew, including cadets who learn and practice coastal and celestial navigation, the operation of modern navigation and communications equipment, maneuvering with sails and ropes and general seamanship. The cadets also learn to work as a team to raise the ship’s 23 sails and brave the world’s seas. Among the crew, there are 6 foreign official guests from Perú, Ecuador, and Mexico as well as some officers from the Colombian Army, Air Force and National Police.

The ship's visit is part of the kick off Colombian bicentennial celebrations. The ship’s flag has proudly waved in more than 200 ports across the globe, carrying with it the pride of the Colombian people, nobility and a message of progress to the world.