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Viva Florida 500 Spanish Ship Sails Into Port Canaveral

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida — Florida of olde arrived in the Space Age today when a full-sized model of a 15th Century Spanish ship carrying a crew of twenty-six sailed into Port Canaveral to celebrate 500 hundred years of Florida History.

Adding to the contrast of old with new this morning was when the 165 feet long El Galeón passed by a modern U.S. Navy submarine leaving the Space Coast.

The ship will be on exhibit in the Cove in Port Canaveral from May 1st to 12th and opens to the general public from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
Sebastian de Elcano

The Spanish Navy’s Juan Sebastian de Elcano will make a special visit May 8-10 during the event. Both vessels will host public and educational tours.  The Galleon is also available for corporations or non-profit groups to host private evening events.

General admission is $15 for adults and $11 for children.

Express passes, allowing visitors to schedule a two-hour window where they can skip the general admission line, are $22 for adults and $18 for children. A limited number of visitors can also attend an evening soirée with food, wine, and beer on May 11. 

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Photo: Brevard Times / Bob Socks

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