Ogdensburg hosted a replica of the 16th century sailing ship, Nao Trinidad, over the weekend. Photo: Todd Moe
Sep 12, 2022 — A replica of a historic tall ship is sailing down the St. Lawrence River this week, on its way to the Atlantic Ocean and then down the east coast. The square-rigged Nao Trinidad was built in Spain in 2018. School groups and tourists climbed aboard the ship during a stop in Ogdensburg over the weekend.
Todd MoeTall ship Nao Trinidad sails the St. Lawrence River this week
The original 16th century ship was commanded by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who used it to circumnavigate the globe. Spain marked the 500th anniversary this month that the original ship became the first to sail around the world.
The Nao Trinidad spent the weekend docked in Ogdensburg. It’s crew includes sailors from Spain, and volunteers from around the country. Todd Moe caught up with Jennifer Spitzer, who grew up in Chicago, and spent the summer on the ship as it toured the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.
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