The Last Sailors - High Seas
The Last Sailors: The Final Days of Working Sail • 47m
In this segment, we look at the last remaining third world windjammers sailing offshore to remote ports during the final decades of the twentieth century. Sometimes the economics of sail works in their favor, but these opportunities were rapidly dwindling and with them the survival of these last working tall ships.
Please note, these vessels are a separate class from the tall ships now sailed as historical restorations or replicas, mainly for the tourist trade.
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