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Spanish Tall Ship Returning to Portland, Maine

El Galeon scheduled to tie up at Maine Wharf on Tuesday following Memorial Day weekend

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    Spanish Tall Ship Returning to Portland, Maine
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    The masts of El Galeon on the replica of a 16th century galleon during Florida's commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's arrival on the shores of Florida on April 17, 2013.

    One of the participants in last year's Tall Ships Portland festival is returning.

    The Spanish ship El Galeon is scheduled to tie up at Maine Wharf on the Tuesday following Memorial Day Weekend. It'll stay through June 13.

    El Galeon is a replica of a Colonial-era Spanish galleon that sailed for the Spanish crown from the 16th through the 18th centuries in search of trade routes.

    The ship, based in Sevilla, Spain, was launched in 2009. It boasts some modern materials, like a fiberglass hull, to reduce maintenance.

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