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Ahoy! Europa docks at Ritchie Wharf

It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for the arrival of tall ship Europa, which docked at Ritchie Wharf late this morning. Not a lot of people were aware of its journey to Miramichi (including me), but I read about it in the paper this morning, so my spotters let me know the moment it was in site off Sheldrake Island. I took these shots at Chatham Marina and Ritchie Wharf – what a spectacular site. Be sure to view this massive barque at Ritchie Wharf on the weekend before it departs on Sunday afternoon.

Europa: Specs

Flag: The Netherlands

Rig: Barque

Homeport: Amsterdam

Sparred Length: 185 ft.

Length on Deck: 143 ft.

Length Overall: 150 ft.

Draft: 12 ft.

Beam: 24 ft.

Rig Height: 109 ft.

Sail Area: 11,000 sq. ft.

Displacement: 303 tons

Crew: 12 trainees

The historic Europa was built for the City of Hamburg in 1911. Between 1987 and 1994, she received a full restoration and is now rigged as a three-masted barque. Europa represents the end of the famous clipper era and is one of the few ships in the world that carries a full set of studding sails. The Europa received a nick name, “The Ocean Wanderer” as a result of her many global journeys.

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