Wednesday, July 11, 2012



is a highlight 
if, not the 
Summer highlight event
for Connecticut and
OpSail is always
scheduled in and around
the 4th of July.

This year's event was held
July 6-9, 2012.

Each year
celebrated vessels
from around the country
and the World
are selected to take part
in this great event and
journey hundreds
if, not thousands of miles
just to be a part
this traditional event.


There was some pre-OpSail activity
on Friday before the official parade and event(s).

Off in the distance,
US Coast Guard Cutter 'Eagle'
makes the trek to Niantic Bay,
arriving for OpSail2012CT.

An early OpSail arrival,
the Delaware Oyster Schooner, A.J. Meerwald,
takes a day sail out on Long Island Sound.

Another early arrival,
U.S. Coast Guard ship, the ice breaking tug Morro Bay.

Two unidentified Schooners cruising the Sound,
before joining the OpSail festivities.


OpSail - 2012 - CT
Official Parade.

US Coast Guard Cutter 'Eagle' leading the parade.

US Coast Guard Cutter 'Eagle' and American Flag.

USS Carter Hall, an amphibious dock landing ship.

Three-masted square rig tall ship, Cisne Branco, from Brazil

Auxiliary schooner, Brilliant, Mystic, CT.

The mist on Long Island Sound was fairly thick
and grew thicker as the parade of tall ships and other vessels
made their way slowly into New London harbour.


Heading home or bound somewhere else.

Topsail Schooner, Amistad.

The Amistad's is currently
missing her top masts and yard,
because she is undergoing maintenance
at the Mystic Seaport, where she was built.

A.J. Meerwald, heading out.

Gaff rigged topsail schooner, Wolf,
Flagship of the Conch Republic and Florida Keys.


In the wake of OpSail2012CT,
I am certainly looking forward to
spending heaps of time in the studio!

So, pleased stay tuned for what's to come!!

Cheers, ~ Polly ~

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