Cape Ann heritage on display where tall ships gather – Eagle

BOSTON – When the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon left Rowes Wharf in Boston at 7 a.m., the fog was so thick, it was difficult to see more than the length of a football field in either direction.

By the time the Lannon hit Boston Harbor after 10 a.m., the sun had peaked through the clouds and the fog had lifted for more than a million viewers crowding the city to see more than 50 tall ships from all over the world at Sail Boston 2017.

The fog may have delayed Saturday’s parade of sail, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of onlookers who cheered as each boat floated by, snapping pictures and taking videos.

The Lannon’s passengers had a unique view: They were fourth in line for the parade of sail — behind the U.S. Coast Guard’s barque Eagle, the Essex-built Roseway and the Adventure, a National Historic Landmark and Gloucester’s flagship.

“The fog

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