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Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2013

Huge crowds thronged the docks over the weekend 24-27 May 2013 to see five tall ships, other smaller craft and a wide range of land based entertainment. This page features the main ships on show and some of the smaller vessels. 

The brig Phoenix passing the Pillar Warehouse on her way to the Main Basin.

The replica of Cabot's ship Matthew about to turn in the Main Basin. (Photo: Paul Guy)

The replica Wye trow Hereford Bull and the schooner Ruth moored on the West Quay.

The screw schooner Amazon, built in 1885 and originally steam powered.

La Belle Angele based in Port Aven in Brittany, having a design inspired by a ship from 1870.

Phoenix and Matthew moored at the southern end of the East Quay where they attracted many visitors.

Well decorated narrow boats moored to the pontoons at the north end of the East Quay.

Young people canoeing and cycling on water in the Barge Arm.

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