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This weekend 13 sail ships and a giant yellow rubber ducky arrived in Philadelphia for a Tall Ships festival. Yesterday, at a bend of the Delaware River, I waited to take their photos as they made their entrance . They took their time, arriving late and spaced a hour apart. So I only took pictures of the first two ships and couldn’t wait any longer for the remaining ones.

L'Hermione, a replica of the ship that the Marquis de Lafayette

L’Hermione, a replica of the ship that the Marquis de Lafayette took to go help the 13 American colonies fight against the British.

L'Hermione, built in 2015, passing by the New Jersey shore.

L’Hermione, built in 2015, sailing by the New Jersey shore.

Barque Eagle

Barque Eagle, originally a German built ship named Horst Wessel, was taken as a war trophy by the United States at the end of World War II.

Barque Eagle, now used as a training vessel by the US Coast Guard.

Barque Eagle, now used as a training vessel by the US Coast Guard. It is based in New London, Connecticut.

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