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The Peacemaker March 17, 2009

The 150-foot Peacemaker tall ship and its crew docked in Wilmington, NC Saturday, March 7, 2009 and will call the Cape Fear River home until after the Azalea Festival, first weekend in April. We visited on the day the ship first arrived and watched as a crowd gathered to board the ship.

All about the Peacemaker

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The Peacemaker, originally named Avany, was built on a riverbank in southern Brazil using traditional methods and tropical hardwoods, and was launched in 1989. The original owner and his family motored in the southern Atlantic Ocean before bringing the ship up through the Caribbean to Savannah, Georgia, where they intended to rig it as a three-masted staysail schooner. The work was never done, however, and in the summer of 2000, it was purchased by the Twelve Tribes, a religious group with 50 or so communities in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. They spent the next seven years replacing all of the ship’s mechanical and electrical systems and rigging it as a barquentine. The refit vessel set sail for the first time in the spring of 2007, under the name Peacemaker.

The Peacemaker will be used to travel between the communities of the Twelve Tribes while providing an apprenticeship program for their youth in sailing, seamanship, navigation, and boat maintenance. Source: Wikipedia

*Please click to view larger so you don’t miss the details!*


8 Responses to “The Peacemaker”

  1. That 2nd shot is IT! I have a fascination with ships Jen. Did you know it? This is incredible to look at what you got to see in person.

  2. suehenryphotography Says:

    I’m with Heather. The second shot is especially awesome.

  3. Great light to take those shots in too. Top stuff.

  4. oscarstavern Says:

    I like boats! Great shots Jen!

  5. Vinnie Says:

    Interesting story. It truly looks like an old pirate ship to me. Did you tour the ship?

  6. colblue Says:

    The second shot is great. Tall ships have a quality to them that modern vessels can’t match.

  7. Clyde Says:

    Great shots of an exquisite vessel. I missed her when I was in Wilmington shooting a wedding, but went aboard yesterday when she came to Norfolk. Out of hundreds of Tall Ships I’ve been aboard, this one is unique and one of my favorites.

  8. william Says:

    Hi, I lived in wilmington at that time,and did go aboard peacemaker. I spoke with capt Lee, very nice gentleman. I wanted to go on the high seas with them.Going back this april peacemaker will be coming back to wilmington,n.c. can’t wait to visit on board again. Thanks so much. Kind Regards, William

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