Join the Seaport Museum and the schooner Grain de Sail for an engaging two-part tour that will showcase the past and present of transporting cargo under sail. At Pier 17, come aboard the first modern cargo schooner in the world to see how Grain de Sail offers a sustainable alternative to shipping organic goods internationally. See how the modernizations go beyond an aluminum hull to also include modern navigation technologies, and create a floating wine cellar that properly preserves bottles in ideal conditions throughout the voyage. As the world’s only commercial exporter of fine chocolates and wines by cargo sailboat, Grain de Sail takes on the responsibility of filling the limited space in the hull with the most deserving delicacies. At Pier 16, the tour will continue aboard the 1885 tall ship Wavertree, to show how cargo was transported between ports in the 19th century. Join us to walk the length of the ship’s hold to grasp the immense scale and imagine the vast quantities of goods once transported under sail. The tour will conclude with a glass of wine and a sampling of chocolates brought by Grain de Sail from France to New York, offering a taste of the voyage’s delectable cargo. Program repeated at 2pm and 3pm.

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Start: April 6 @ 1:00 pm

End: April 6 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Cost: Free

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