Tall ships from around the world gathered in Boston Saturday to kick-off OpSail Boston 2012, a festival that brings thousands of people to the city’s waterfront to step foot on the world-renowned vessels. As early as 8 a.m., festival-goers gathered at Castle Island to watch the vessels glide by as they made their way to dock. Festivities during the day included sites focused around Boston Harbor: the Fish Pier, in the North End, and in the Charleston Navy Yard. The festival continues through Thursday.
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