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Ocean City Ups Ante With Two Replica Spanish Galleons

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There will be a second glimpse of the 16th century in Ocean City this summer.
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There will be a second glimpse of the 16th century in Ocean City this summer.

Ocean City officials are hoping to replicate and double the thrill thousands of tourists enjoyed last summer when a replica of a 16th century Spanish Galleon docked in the resort.

Ocean City officials believe the only way to top the success of having a 16th century Spanish Galleon docked in the resort is to dock two galleon replicas this summer.

The National Air, Sea, and Space Foundation (NASSF) which was responsible for bringing the Andelucia and its Spanish crew to Ocean City last summer, is looking to bring its sister ship, the Nao Victoria this summer, and dock both tall ships downtown for the month of August.>

An estimated 14,000 people toured the Andelucia last year, and officials hope the Nao Victoria, which is an exact replica of Ferdinand Magellan’s ship — the first to circumnavigate the globe in 1522, will be just as appealing to tourists and locals.


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