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Tall ship Gunilla visits Hamilton

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Swedish Tall Ship Gunilla berthed on Front Street. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Hamilton was visited by the Swedish tall ship Gunilla this weekend .

The three-masted barque arrived on Friday with students from the Swedish Öckerö Gymnasieskolan, a secondary school in the Gothenborg region, on board.

Up to 38 students can travel on the ship and they sail for two months at a time.

The current students are from the school’s first and second years and are sailing back to Ockero from Charleston, South Carolina, via Bermuda. Gunilla left Bermuda yesterday.

Swedish Tall Ship Gunilla berthed on Front Street. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The ship was launched in 1940 as a long-haul cargo ship and was converted to a sail training ship in 1997.

During the school’s summer vacation the 162-foot ship takes part in Tall Ships Races and other maritime events.

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Published May 01, 2023 at 7:31 am (Updated May 01, 2023 at 7:31 am)

Tall ship Gunilla visits Hamilton

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