Rare Sailing Peruvian Tall Ship ‘Union’ Docks in Baltimore Harbor

Visitors to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor were treated to a rare bit of Peru as the B.A.P. Union, a Peruvian “tall ship” used for training the Peruvian Navy as well as offering cultural connections, docked and welcomed the public aboard.

According to a Peruvian ensign, the barque (a sailing ship with four masts) had already completed some 300 days around the globe. When it entered Baltimore Harbor, the adjacent U.S.S. Constellation, a sloop-of-war and the last sail-only warship designed and built by the United States Navy, greeted the Union with a docking horn response.

The tourism entity for Peru, PromPerú, organized tours of the scarce type of sailing ship, while, on land, Peruvian cuisine and beverages were available courtesy of PROHASS, the Peruvian Avocado Association, and Peruvian Brothers’ Food Truck.