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Famous tall ships sail in to grace Liverpool with a visit.

TWO internationally-renowned tall ships are sailing into Liverpool this weekend and the public are invited on board for guided tours The Bounty, used in the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean starring Johnny Depp, and the Amistad, a replica of a a 19th-century slave ship, will be docking in the city today and tomorrow.

The Bounty - renamed the Black Pearl in the film - will be at the South Quay of Canning halftide dock, facing the Merseyside Maritime Museumand it will be open to the public today between 10amand 5.30pm.

She was originally built for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando, and tours feature costumed characters from the two famous films.

The 91ft-long tall ship is making a world tour to help raise funds for the Cutty Sark which was damaged by fire on May 21 this year. Boarding costs pounds 5 for adults. Children (under 16s) go free.

The Amistad is arriving on its world-wide Amistad Atlantic Freedom Tour, to retrace the infamous slave trade triangle at 3.30pm tomorrow at Albert Dock.

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott MP will be on board with youngsters who have helped sail the ship.

The Amistad will be open for visits tomorrow, when the crew will give guided tours. The public are also invited to pre-book for a lecture about the spirit of the Amistad and the African Renaissance, by Professor Alfred Zack-Williams, who is Professor of Sociology University of Central Lancashire, and President of the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom.

RESERVATIONS for the lecture can be made by e-mailing


The replica of the 19th-century slave ship Amistad; The Bounty - starred in two films; Johnny Depp - Pirate star
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 18, 2007
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