Friday, July 5th, 2019
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
0800 Pilot boards
1200 heave to off Buffalo
1330 set sails
1500 Parade of sail commences
1615 enter south breakwall, all sails now set except Flying Jib and Royals.
1725 parade ends, so we take in sail
1750 docked with pushboat assistance, port side-to, one gangway out
1755 pilot departs
Launch boats, stow kites, second gangway, rig lights
2030 off-watch stood down. Stand into dock and security watches
Captain’s Comments: The parade of sail into Buffalo today was quite the sight, and the day finished with some amazing 4th of July fireworks. The crew is ready and excited to meet the people of Buffalo and to be a part of their first tall ship festival ever – what an honour!
Position: Alongside Riverwalk Buffalo New York
Weather: Hot and muggy, partly cloudy and calm