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Leah Cast
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Office: (409)797-5152
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Ivette Wilhelm
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Office: (409)797-5124
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Mary Beth Bassett
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Office: (409)797-5121
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Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
Media Contact
Ivette Wilhelm
Public Relations Manager
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office(409)797-5124
Email: iwilhelm@galvestoncvb.com

                         Galveston to Host Spanish Sailing Vessel El Galéon                                                                                 for Special Tours and Events

                                                     Media Preview to take place April 13

GALVESTON ISLAND, Tex. (April 11, 2017) – Members of the media are invited to attend an exclusive behind-the-scenes preview and tour of El Galéon – a visiting tall ship replica of a majestic Spanish galleon turned museum – before it opens to the public. The media preview will take place at 9 a.m. April 13 at the Texas Seaport Museum in Galveston.
 
El Galéon hails from Seville, Spain, sailing worldwide harboring a crew that lives aboard the ship 24 hours a day, offering tours to those interested in experiencing the stately 170-foot sailing vessel once used in the golden age of Western expansion into the Americas. The El Galéon will offer public tours in Galveston April 13-23, 2017.
 
During the media preview, representatives from the Galveston Historical Foundation will also make a special announcement revealing details about the Tall Ships America 2018 event, where Galveston’s Pier 22 will play host to a fleet of tall ships traveling port-to-port from across the globe. The 2018 event will give visitors a chance to board the vessels, meet the crew and connect people from diverse nations with the maritime culture and heritage of the Great Lakes, Pacific and Atlantic coasts. 

WHAT: You’re invited to a media preview and behind-the-scenes tour of the visiting Spanish tall ship, El Galéon, before it opens to the public.

WHO: Texas Seaport Museum Port Captain Mark Scibinico and representatives from the Galveston Historical Foundation will be available to provide interviews and tours of El Galéon.

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017. Media preview and behind-the-scenes tours will take place from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Texas Seaport Museum, 2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, TX 77550

CONTACT:  Will Wright, Galveston Historical Foundation, (409) 765-3404, will.wright@galvestonhistory.org

MEDIA RESOURCES:
To download high-res photos of El Galéon, click here. For details about the vessel, click here.
For more information about the Tall Ships America Series, click here.
For more information about Galveston Historical Foundation, visit www.galvestonhistory.org.
 

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