The Square Sail Shipyard
The Square Sail Shipyard, Charlestown:
The harbour at Charlestown is home to the Square Sail fleet of Square Riggers and is the only fleet remaining in the world that earns it’s keep by trade alone. The fleet has been painstakingly restored over the years by a wealth of exceptionally talented craftsmen.
Subject to commercial charters, film and television etc: which often take the ships to other locations, the square rigged sailing ships can be seen in their home port.
When the ships are in harbour, during the summer, they are open to the public (a small admission fee applies) and you are welcome to walk around them, view a photographic exhibition of the productions the vessels have starred in and learn more about these magnificent tall ships and their maritime history.
If you are lucky enough to pick the right day and time you may have the opportunity of seeing one of the tall ships entering or leaving the harbour.
*However, Square Sail cannot guarantee specific dates when the ships will be open to the public as they are subject to ever changing commercial activities, weather conditions etc.*
Square sail shipyard is involved in new builds and repair and restoration of replica ships, they also offer sailing cruises to the general public with the aim of providing an exciting experience and “hands on” participation is encouraged but not compulsory! For more details see the website- www.square-sail.com