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Polish Tall Ship Graces the Bay

“I was thumbing through AIS, and found the Dar Młodzieży is coming to town,” reader John Dukat wrote. It’s true — the 357-ft Polish sail training ship is currently at the Embarcadero in San Francisco next to the Exploratorium at Pier 15.

The Dar Młodzieży will be in the Bay though Saturday, and we’re told that tours are available.

Tall ships are always an impressive sight. (We wish we could have caught the Dar Mlodziezy coming in through the Gate, but we are chained to our desks for deadline.)
© 2018 Dorota Nelke/'Dar Mlodziezy'

Dar Młodzieży” translates to “the gift of youth.” The ship replaced the frigate Dar Pormoza, which had trained officers of merchant and fishing fleets for over 50 years. “[Dar Młodzieży] proved to be a highly successful sail training ship and four other sisters were built in the following years [after she was built in 1982],” said Sail Training International. “She has graced the Tall Ships’ races with her presence on a regular basis for around 25 years.”

There will be an official welcoming ceremony today. Dar Młodzieży is scheduled to set sail on Saturday for L.A., and is making her way to Panama for World Youth Day in January.

If you happen to be on the Embarcadero — or even better, if you take a tour — please send us some photos.

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