After a buffet lunch, I went up on deck to capture these images.
Here's a schooner with Fort Independence and Castle Island in the background.
If you are not from this area, let me just say that by land or by sea, Boston is a beautiful city, a mixture of the old and the new, with a respect and an appreciation of its location on the water.
The Eagle with a naval vessel pulled up nearby over in Charlestown. Regretfully, the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned frigate in the navy is currently in dry dock for repairs, but its sturdy, proud oak masts were visible in some photos.
My favorite photo of the day was this one of the U.S. Coast Guard's training ship, the Eagle, with our flag fluttering in the breeze.
At the end of our cruise, we had one hour before heading for home, time enough to go on board just one tall ship. I'll share those photos in my next post.
Note: Security was tight. To board the tall ships, you have to pass through a metal detector and have your bag checked, but the lines yesterday were short. Members of the Coast Guard with their dogs along with State Police officers were out in force to assure security. The ships do not leave until Thursday for the next leg of their race, so there is still time to visit the ships. I have gone to see the tall ships each time they have come to Boston, and it is always incredibly special.