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Millions enjoy the fun

By Globe Staff, 7/15/2000

all Ships visitors as of yesterday evening: 3.7 million, with no arrests, according to Boston police.

TALL SHIPS COVERAGE

FROM BOSTON.COM
07/18/00
Blown transmission strands English Tall Ship in Boston

07/17/00
Captains of smaller ships grumble about treatment
More tall ships arriving
Tall ships leave Boston Harbor

07/14/00
* Tall Ships become Party Boats
* Getting aboard a tall order

07/13/00
* Canadian students learn the seafaring life

07/12/00
* A floating hospital for sailors
* Sailors cavort around town
* Irish sailors find second home
* Tall Ships add bustle to harbor

07/11/00
* After Parade, the party begins
* A picture perfect day for Parade
* Crowd gathers at Fan Pier

FROM THE GLOBE
07/17/00
* Hostility left in Tall Ships' wake
* Visiting sailors transform city
* USS Kennedy stood the tallest

07/16/00
* Before the mast

07/15/00
* Millions enjoy the fun

07/14/00
* Much ado over ribald show

07/13/00
* Visits running ahead of '92

07/12/00
* Boston lays out hearty welcome
* Weather lends a hand at Logan
* Front-row seats for Winthrop
* For TV a logistical challenge
* Waterfront companies mix pleasure, business

07/11/00
* A sea change in the harbor
* A struggle for the sea's bounty
* An urban festival in a box
* Just off downtown, a treasure
* Top brass agree Sail Boston is city's best blast

NECN REAL VIDEO

07/16/00
Crowds say goodbye
Tall Ships leave Boston
USS Constitution saluted

07/14/00
* Battle of Barges preview

07/13/00
* Sail Boston's parade of tourists
* The long lines at the JFK

07/12/00
* Britain's Lord Nelson

07/11/00
* Celluci on Sail Boston
* The Japanese ship Akogare
* The Parade Route
*Spectators turn out early
* Sail Boston weather
* Managing outer harbor traffic
* Parade of Sail route for Tues.
* Aboard USS John F. Kennedy


   

Despite the weekend weather forecast predicting clouds and some rain, the MBTA will increase the number of buses shuttling spectators between South Station and the Black Falcon terminal.

Sick of the sun

High temperatures and cloudless days have led to hundreds of visitors to the city's Tall Ships display falling victim to heat stroke, dehydration, and other sun-related illnesses.

Since Sail Boston 2000 began Tuesday, emergency medical technicians have treated more than 600 people on the waterfront.

Don't barge in

Tonight's fireworks are scheduled for 10 p.m. in the harbor off Fan Pier, but be warned: the Coast Guard says it will enforce a 500-yard no-entry perimeter in the water around the four explosives-laden barges.

Violators ''are subject to imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, or a fine of not more than $27,500.00, or both, and their vessels are subject to seizure.''

Memo to boaters: better make it 510 yards.

Fond farewell

Tomorrow's departure drill is scheduled to go as follows:

The harbor will close to vessels not participating in official maneuvers. Similar to Tuesday, spectator boats must be anchored by 8 a.m. and be prepared to stay put until 6 p.m. If the Tall Ships clear the harbor early, the Coast Guard will lift the restrictions and MBTA harbor ferries will resume service until 6 p.m.

The Class A ships will proceed from their berths into the harbor, do a U-turn off the Coast Guard station (same spot as Tuesday), then line up at 11 a.m. for an outbound procession. USS Constitution, anchored near Deer Island, will deliver farewell salutes.

This story ran on page B04 of the Boston Globe on 7/15/2000.
© Copyright 2000 Globe Newspaper Company.

 


 


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