Boston OpSail officials launched the official event website prior to welcoming the ships of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations for the July 4th week in Boston Harbor.
The international tall ships, active Navy ships, and ships of America’s coalition partners will be on display in Boston and will serve as the centerpiece for the commemoration festivities. The tall ships remind us of the vital role that the USS Constitution played in The War of 1812, the last war fought under sail.
Operation Sail, Inc. (OpSail) is a non-profit organization established in 1961 with the endorsement of President John F. Kennedy. Backed by a Joint Congressional Resolution, its mission is to advance sail training and promote goodwill among nations. OpSail has produced five previous international sailing events in 1964, 1976, 1986, 1992, and 2000, each tied to a patriotic or historical event.
OpSail Boston Dates : June 30 – July 5, 2012
- Boston’s Seaport District
- Fish Pier
- North Jetty
- Black Falcon Terminal
- Charlestown Navy Yard