Scenic Sunday #131: Schooner Alliance

The schooner Alliance, Yorktown, Virginia. June 19, 2007.

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I must confess that I love tall ships and consider them very beautiful and thus scenic.  This is the schooner Alliance, which sails out of Yorktown, Virginia, from April thru October of each year.  The Alliance is a 105-foot three-masted schooner and offers 2-hour river cruises during the season.

We weren’t able to take a cruise on the Alliance when we were in Yorktown, but I think the possibility of a cruise is a great reason for going back.

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16 Responses to “Scenic Sunday #131: Schooner Alliance”

  1. Karin Says:

    Beautiful the way the sails are up and moving along – smooth sailing! Have never been on a sail boat. Looks like I would really love to take a 2 hr. cruise!

  2. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I love them! I love boats, I love to sail! This is delightful! What a lovely way to drift off to sleep this evening, George! Thanks!


  3. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    A lovley sight! Oh yes, do return for a cruise, you could take pictures of what it looks like inside!

  4. Mildred Says:

    What a beautiful photo and yes, you need to return and take the cruise.

  5. Happyone Says:

    Nice picture! Makes me dream of warm summer days!

  6. Linda G. Says:

    I love seeing tall ships too, with their masts unfurled.

  7. Sandra Says:

    once a tall ship docked in Savannah and we went aboard, it was really amazing to see all they have on them and more space than they look like. this one is beautiful, i love to see all the sails up

  8. Loren Says:

    I haven’t ever been on a “sail” boat nor have I been on a cruise but would LOVE the opportunity to do either one! Sailing has always appeared to be so peaceful but with alot of work involved which I think would only make it that much more enjoyable…experiencing the “fruits of your labor” LOL

  9. Neal Says:

    That’s a very nice picture and you captured it well. I’ve never had the opportunity to take a picture like that.

  10. Tricia Says:

    Well, that’s another cruise I wouldn’t mind going on… never been on one of those, either (a cruise ship, either) but it sure would be fun!!! =)

  11. Kathy Says:

    Let me know when you’re going to do this — what a great idea!!

  12. MaryBeth Says:

    I love the tall ships. 2 are based here in the NW and we see them every year. Magnificent—specially with the sails up. MB

  13. ewok1993 Says:

    they are beautiful and scenic. i never seen one in person though – only in pictures and museums 🙂

  14. rhiebert Says:

    There is something almost romantic about these tall ships.I do hope you and Betsy get to take ride on one.

  15. Beatrice Says:

    We’ve been to Yorktown, Virginia, George but didn’t know about the Alliance trips. It’s a good readon to go back again 🙂

  16. Rose Says:

    I would love to go on a ship like this…just find it amazing that that is all that used to sail on the ocean. I think I would have been a coward and never ventured from home

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