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Ocean Institute

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24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629 United States

September 2020

Tall Ships Festival

September 11 - September 14

The Tall Ships Festival started in 1984 and is the Ocean Institute’s premier annual event, drawing thousands to Dana Point’s beautiful harbor.  This festival celebrates California’s rich maritime history and our connection to the ocean. Equally important, the festival highlights the community’s rich cultural heritage as chronicled in Richard Henry Dana’s classic American novel, “Two Years Before the Mast”, when the Pilgrim explored and traded along this coastline in the early days while California was still owned by Mexico The brig Pilgrim and the other…

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