Today one of the Ecuador Navy’s tall ships anchored in the harbor in front of our balcony.
The stats on the Guayas as found in “Tall Ship Review” at http://store.bahrslanding.com/tallshipreview.html
Length overall: 257’
Year Built: 1977
Home port: Guayaquil
Built in 1977, the 914-ton Guayas is a training ship for the Ecuadoran Navy and was christened in honor of an 1841 steamship, the first to be constructed in South America. As a participant in the 1980 Tall Ships Races, she earned the American Sail Training Association Cutty Sark Trophy for international friendship. Based in Guayaquil, the 257-foot-long three-mast bark carries eighty cadets under the guidance of thirty-five officers and experienced crew.
It was a beautiful sight.