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Photos: Tall Ships leave Boston Harbor

A crew member onboard the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union.
David L Ryan/Globe Staff
A crew member on board the Peruvian Navy Tall Ship Union.

Following a six-day celebration, more than 50 Tall Ships departed Boston Harbor on Thursday, staggered over the course of the morning.

Tall Ships events have been happening every day over the last week, beginning with Saturday’s Grand Parade of Sail and culminating with Wednesday evening’s farewell ceremony.

A spokeswoman for Sail Boston said the last of the ships would leave Boston by about 1 p.m.

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Organizers estimated that between three and four million people saw the Tall Ships, which haven’t visited the city since the year 2000. Prior to that, the last time they were in Boston was for the bicentennial in 1976.

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“It’s been loads of fun,” spokeswoman Robin Reibel said on Thursday.

“The great weather has kept it so crowded all day long, it’s been terrific,” she added, noting that Sail Boston has enjoyed ideal weather the past few days.

See photos of the departure of the Tall Ships:

The Alexander von Humboldt ll got underway with other Tall Ships departing Boston Harbor.
David L Ryan/Globe Staff
The Alexander von Humboldt ll got underway with other Tall Ships departing Boston Harbor.

A farewell crowd on Fan Pier watched the Tall Ships depart Boston Harbor.
David L Ryan/Globe Staff
A farewell crowd on Fan Pier watched the Tall Ships depart Boston Harbor.

The crew of the Peruvian Navy Tall Ship Union was on its way.
David L Ryan/Globe Staff
The crew of the Peruvian Navy Tall Ship Union was on its way.