Festival of Sail 2008 at the Port of Los Angeles will bring nearly a dozen majestic tall ships together in one location including two Class A ships, United States Coast Guard Eagle and the HMS Surprise (featured in the movie Master and Commander) and Class B ships including Los Angeles’ own twin brigantines Exy Johnson and Irving Johnson.  This admission-free family event will include opportunities to board the vessels, learn about the history and craft of sailing, entertainers, food for purchase and more, all along the Main Channel of the nation’s number one container port, the Port of Los Angeles.

WHEN:      Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 18
                  Grand Parade of Sail: Friday, August 15, noon

WHERE:    Port of Los Angeles
                  Main Channel, San Pedro
INFO:        800-831-PORT,   www.portolflosangeles.org