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Tall Ships tack in face of city's ire

Organizers to charge fees, invite fewer vessels

The Japanese training ship Kaiwo Maru, a 110-meter barque, was one of the tall ships that paid a visit to Boston in 2000. The Japanese training ship Kaiwo Maru, a 110-meter barque, was one of the tall ships that paid a visit to Boston in 2000. (DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE)
By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / April 3, 2009

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Sail Boston, bowing to pressure from Mayor Thomas M. Menino, said it would dramatically scale back its tall ships extravaganza this summer, a turnaround concession that would reduce one of the city's biggest and most majestic spectacles to a shorter event with fewer vessels, attracting smaller crowds. (Full article: 1012 words)

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