Tall Ships

Greenport Tall Ships Guide: Festival runs through Tuesday

Credit: Jenn Calder/Flickr
(Credit: Jenn Calder/Flickr)


A steel-built, three-masted barque, the Sagres is a 295-foot Navy Tall Ship out of Portugal that was actually built in 1937 by the German Navy.

First used in international training voyages, the vessel later served as a stationary office ship for Nazi Germany during World War II. In 1944, Sagres was put into military action, only to be damaged by a Soviet mine that November and captured by the U.S. Navy.

The ship was then sold by the U.S. in 1948 to Brazil, who after more than a dozen years sold it Portugal in 1961. Still in service as a training ship for the Portugese Navy, the Sagres made its first voyage around the world in 2010.

It is expected to enter Greenport Harbor about 11 a.m. on Friday, July 3. It will be available for tours each of the festival’s four days.