PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The public is invited to tour a tall ship from Denmark docked at the Delaware riverfront in Philadelphia.

The 197-foot training ship Danmark is nearly 80 years old and considered Denmark’s nautical ambassador.  It  docked at Penn’s Landing late Friday morning.

The civilian crew is made up of one hundred teens (80 men, 20 women) aged 18 and 19.

“We do not make any difference between the boys or the girls,” said their captain, Kurt Anderson (below).  “They have to do the same rigging, sail maneuvers, and so on.  And it works.”

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(Capt. Kurt Anderson. Credit: John McDevitt)


The Danmark will leave Philadelphia on Tuesday.  They’ll be at sea for about a month before returning to Denmark.

The free tours are 2pm-4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 1:30pm-3:30pm on Monday.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio 1060


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