2016 Toronto Redpath Waterfront Festival

2016 Toronto Redpath Waterfront Festival

Tallships return to Waterfront and this year Spain will be represented with El Galeón Andalucía.

Step back in time aboard El Galeón, the breathtaking 1/1 scale reconstruction of a 16th century Spanish galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet.

In 1565, the prestigious Spanish sailor, Pedro Menendez de Aviles received a commission from the Spanish king to arm a fleet and sail from Spain to La Florida. They left Cadiz on June the 29th, with almost one thousand men in the Menendez fleet including El Galeón San Pelayo.

With 5 decks of exhibits to explore, you will learn about 16th century European sailing techniques and technology. El Galeón tells the 500-year story since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León on the eastern shore of Florida.

Ship stats

  • Vessel Type: Galleon
  • Flag: Spain
  • Homeport: Sevilla, Spain & currently St. Augustine Florida
  • Draft: 10’ 6”
  • Beam: 33’
  • Rig Height: 121’
  • Sail Area: 10,010 square feet
  • Power: 2x380HP
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Heritage
  • Toronto
  • Fri, July 01 —
    Sun, July 03, 2016

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Waterfront Toronto

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Redpath Waterfront Festival

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Organized by RedPath Festival with the collaboration of SPAIN arts & culture.

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