The 2009 Harborfest concludes today with the Parade of Sail from 4 to 6 p.m. Thousands of Tall Ship enthusiasts spend the three-day weekend on the docks and decks of the visiting ships. They will sail out of Charleston Harbor and continue their Atlantic Challenge course which will end when they return to France in the fall. Lowcountryoutdoors.com joins Harborfest in saluting the sailing schools that are run on each of these Tall Ships. Sail training provides experiences that make students into Sailors, or in the case of naval services - changes the cadets into seaman. Charleston is an old port that is suitable to host a gathering such as Harborfest which makes modern sailors nostalgic for an earlier era.
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Photos By Jeff Dennis: The sloop Bermuda on display at the Maritime Center, The flag of the Tall Ship Mircea boasts a nautical symbol, The rigging above the deck of the Kruzenshtern is complex, and a few mates scurried out on the sail for a better view of the air show