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A replica of a 16th century Spanish Navy Tall Ship will be docking in Ocean City in August for a few weeks.

The 170-foot-long Nao Victoria Galleon is a replica of the tall ships Spanish explorers sailed on to discover Florida, and much of the new world. It's nearly 50 feet wide, has six decks and carries a crew of 25.

The ship will be docked in downtown Ocean City at the Coast Guard Pier between 3rd and 4th Streets in late August for about month. There will be interactive tours and artifacts that will tell the history of these striking vessels.

The city hopes the ship will be a huge draw for tourists during a time of year when the busy summer season has started its free-fall. It will cost the city about $3,000 to make the necessary tweaks to the coast guard's dock to accommodate the ship.

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