THE TALL SHIP Nao Trinidad SAILS INTO KINGSTON
Replica of Magellan’s 16th C. Tall Ship used to Circumnavigate the World.
Visits Hudson River Maritime Museum September 19-October 8, 2023
PRESS TOUR: Monday, September 18, 5p-6p. RSVPs REQUIRED
KINGSTON, N.Y. (September 15, 2023) – Speculation has been mounting as a “pirate” ship was spotted sailing up the Hudson River this week. The so-called pirate ship is none other than the Spanish-built tall ship the Nao Trinidad which is being proudly hosted by the Hudson River Maritime Museum as part of its American voyage. The ship is a replica of the 16th-Century vessel Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan captained during the first circumnavigation of the world. The vessel will dock at the Museum’s riverfront marina, where it will be open for public tours, from September 19 through October 8, 2023. Tickets are now on sale at www.hrmm.org/naotrinidad
There is a special tour for local media on Monday, September 18 from 5p-6p. Any outlets wishing to cover the vessel’s stay in Kingston should contact Kirsty Gaukel at HRMM at email@example.com in advance to secure a spot on the tour.
“We’re excited to host Nao Trinidad in Kingston. It is a fantastic opportunity for locals and visitors to learn about early maritime expeditions and experience first-hand what life was like aboard a 16th-century tall ship.” says Lisa Cline, Executive Director, Hudson River Maritime Museum. “We encourage everyone to come down and check out this unique, floating museum at our waterfront.”
Members of the public can take deck tours of the Nao Trinidad at Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, NY, Wednesday through Friday, 11am-5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm. Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $5 for children aged 5-12. Children under 5 years are free. A family pass is available for $35 (2 adults and 3 children).
Additionally, ticket holders will be able to access the Hudson River Maritime Museum for the discounted rate of $5 per adult and free for children. Tickets may be purchased online at www.hrmm.org/naotrinidad or in-person at the docks beginning September 19. Purchasing advance tickets online is strongly recommended.
The Nao Trinidad’s visit to America celebrates 500 years since the world’s first circumnavigation of the globe. A flagship of the Magellan-Elcano expedition, the Trinidad was led by Magellan from 1519-1522 and became one of only two ships to successfully travel from Sevilla, Andalusia to the Spice Islands.
The replica tall ship is a magnificent full-size ship of 200 tons, 29 m. long and 8 m. wide. It boasts four masts, five sails and five decks, all exquisitely built from iroko and pine wood. Construction of the Nao Trinidad took 14 years and was completed on March 11, 2018. It now serves as a floating museum of Spanish maritime heritage and has already visited dozens of ports in Spain, Mexico, the United States, and Europe.
Visitors will be able to tour four decks, and view the captain’s cabin and living quarters. Tours will provide a glimpse into seamanship and life aboard a 16th-Century ship, plus an opportunity to hear about seamanship directly from the current crew about what it is like to live today on a historical ship of that time. From September 19-October 8, the Hudson River Maritime Museum will operate extended hours, remaining open Wednesday-Friday from 11am to 6pm and 11am to 7pm, Saturday and Sundays.
Private Events & Tours: Additional 10am tours of the Nao Trinidad are available for school and youth groups. To book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The ship is also available for corporate or private group event rentals. Anyone interested in hosting an exclusive tour or event aboard the ship should contact email@example.com.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related industries. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard Solaris, the 100% solar powered tour boat and floating classroom. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.hrmm.org for more information.
Photo: Nao Trinidad courtesy of Fundación Nao Victoria
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