Friday, November 3, 2017

Mexican Tall Ship Calls at Los Angeles

By Karen Robes Meeks

To celebrate “The Year of Mexico in Los Angeles,” Mexican Navy tall ship Cuauhtémoc is coming to the Port of Los Angeles and will offer free tours for the next five days on a first-come, first-served basis.The historic ship and its crew of about 200 sailors will be at Berth 46. Built in Bilbao, Spain, in 1982, the Class A, three-masted barque was the first ship of its kind in Mexico and is based in Acapulco. Cuauhtémoc is 297 feet long, weighs 1,800 tons and carries 23 sails with up to a sail area of .6 acres.

Tours will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 3, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 4-7.

Parking is free at the Outer Harbor, located at 3011 Miner St. in San Pedro.