Historic ships and boats you can visit and admire
On this day in 1947, the Kon-Tiki raft completed its 101-day journey
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Frigates, clippers, galleons, liners, and even the odd tugboat... there are all sorts of historic vessels permanently moored in docks or housed in museums around the world that can be visited and admired by the general public. A few of these ships are still in operation and serve to promote maritime heritage while providing a novel and entertaining way of experiencing a cruise or a voyage. And even the most stubborn of landlubbers will be moved by those ships that stand as poignant reminders of conflict and heroism in times gone by. So, are you ready to set sail?
Weigh anchor, jump aboard, and click on the following gallery for a fun time navigating this list of historic ships refitted as unique visitor attractions.
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