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Photos: Tall Ships Return To Boston

Despite the somewhat gray, fickle and humid weather, tall ships are back in Boston as part of the international Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Saturday marked the first time in 17 years that Boston Harbor saw the Grand Parade of Sail, with more than 50 sailing vessels streaming through the harbor's main channel as they made their way to assigned docks. The ships depart Thursday.

Photos from 2017 Sail Boston:

A tall ship leaves Boston Harbor Thursday morning. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
A tall ship leaves Boston Harbor Thursday morning. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
The majority of the Tall Ships will continue on the next leg of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta to Canada. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
The majority of the Tall Ships will continue on the next leg of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta to Canada. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
A tall ship leaves Boston Harbor Thursday morning. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
A tall ship leaves Boston Harbor Thursday morning. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
A tall ship leaves Boston Harbor Thursday morning. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
A tall ship leaves Boston Harbor Thursday morning. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
Flags fly on tall ships that are docked in Boston on Wednesday. More than 50 tall ships from Europe, South America and the U.S. converged on the city as part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Flags fly on tall ships that are docked in Boston on Wednesday. More than 50 tall ships from Europe, South America and the U.S. converged on the city as part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. (Elise Amendola/AP)
A State Police boat patrols the tall ships docked in Boston on Wednesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)
A State Police boat patrols the tall ships docked in Boston on Wednesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Crowds make their way past the Europa, a tall ship registered in the Netherlands during Sail Boston on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Crowds make their way past the Europa, a tall ship registered in the Netherlands during Sail Boston on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry, top left, is viewed through a porthole on the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union as passers-by, right, walk along a deck aboard the Union on Sunday in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry, top left, is viewed through a porthole on the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union as passers-by, right, walk along a deck aboard the Union on Sunday in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
Sean Sullivan, 8, of Wellesley, Mass., examines a compass aboard the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union, which was open to the public to visitors on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Sean Sullivan, 8, of Wellesley, Mass., examines a compass aboard the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union, which was open to the public to visitors on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Visitors walk along a deck on the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union as part of the Sail Boston event on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Visitors walk along a deck on the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union as part of the Sail Boston event on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Crew members of the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union tighten a line as the vessel is docked in Boston Harbor on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Crew members of the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union tighten a line as the vessel is docked in Boston Harbor on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Crew members of the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union place a barrier on a dock near the vessel as the Union is docked in Boston Harbor on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Crew members of the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union place a barrier on a dock near the vessel as the Union is docked in Boston Harbor on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
The Spanish tall ship El Galeón in Boston Harbor Saturday. The ship is a replica of a 17th century Spanish galleon. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)
The Spanish tall ship El Galeón in Boston Harbor Saturday. The ship is a replica of a 17th century Spanish galleon. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)
Tall ships pass in front of the skyline during Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Tall ships pass in front of the skyline during Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
It's been 17 years since Boston Harbor saw the Grand Parade of Sail. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)
It's been 17 years since Boston Harbor saw the Grand Parade of Sail. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)
Sailors man the rigging on the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union during Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Sailors man the rigging on the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union during Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Sailors on the rigging of the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Sailors on the rigging of the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Tall ships participate in Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Tall ships participate in Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Sailors man the bowsprit on the Chilean Navy tall ship Esmerelda during Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Sailors man the bowsprit on the Chilean Navy tall ship Esmerelda during Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
The Peruvian Navy tall ship Union, center, turns around in the inner harbor in front of the Chilean Navy tall ship Esmerelda, left, during Sail Boston's Parade of Sail. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
The Peruvian Navy tall ship Union, center, turns around in the inner harbor in front of the Chilean Navy tall ship Esmerelda, left, during Sail Boston's Parade of Sail. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
The Middlesex County Volunteers Fife and Drums march away following opening ceremonies for the Sail Boston tall ships event on Friday in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
The Middlesex County Volunteers Fife and Drums march away following opening ceremonies for the Sail Boston tall ships event on Friday in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Participants stand for the national anthem during opening ceremonies for the Sail Boston tall ships event on Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Participants stand for the national anthem during opening ceremonies for the Sail Boston tall ships event on Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
The Middlesex County Volunteers prepare to march during ceremonies for the Sail Boston tall ships event on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
The Middlesex County Volunteers prepare to march during ceremonies for the Sail Boston tall ships event on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Flags for a backdrop during opening ceremonies for the Sail Boston tall ships event on Friday in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Flags for a backdrop during opening ceremonies for the Sail Boston tall ships event on Friday in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

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