Boston Harborfest 2012

I’ve seen it called Harborfest, Fleet Week, Navy Week and a couple other things, but whatever you call it, it’s a bunch of ships from lots of countries hanging out in Boston Harbor for a few days, and the sailors/midshipmen/whatever, running around town. Here are some photos from Saturday’s arrival of the Tall Ships (aka Pirate Ships, according to many small children).

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Each ship that came in gave Boston a 21-gun salute, which was reciprocated with cannons.

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A Mass state police officer taking photos of the ships

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… and texting them to loved ones.

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The Boston Fire Department’s water craft greeted the ships. This boat was apparently donated to the city by Dennis Leary.

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The Ecuadorian sailors enjoying the view.

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A few sails were down on the American ship, Eagle.

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Sailors/midshipmen/whatever on the Colombian ship wore T-shirts that coordinated with the Colombian flag. The ones on top wore yellow, in the middle, blue, and on the bottom, red.