More than 50 ships from around the world are in Boston for the Grand Parade of Sail

The event highlights international maritime history and the majesty of tall ships.
3:02 | 06/17/17

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Welcome back to Boston for sail Boston. 2017. Rendezvous regatta where 50 tall ships are converging on Boston rbor seeing the tall mass and sails are powerful. That's the "Adirondack 3." Tourists, hey, guys, I got to get on one of these schooners yesterday. Captain, give it to me. Bon voyage, everybody. Have a look what I did yesterday. This is the schooner "Roseway." Permission to come aboard. Permission granted. Captain Tom Ryan is the skipper of this beautiful nearly 100-year-old boat. And he's ready to put me to work. Job number one, setting the jumbo sail. Pull hand over hand straight down. Are you ready. Go. Oh, wow. Am I going too slow. No, you're going great. Go, go, go. I think I got a blister already. Wind in the sails. Is that a good sign. She's not doing it right now. Reporter: The next thing? I think we have to steer the ship. Really. I get to steer the ship? Where is the steering wheel. You're going the wrong way. We got to go to the stern. Reporter: My lesson not without drama. They're getting real close to your boat. Another ship getting too close. They're from New York City. Wow. Those New York City drivers. We head to the stern and try my hand at the wheel. Three spokes to port one, two, three. Perfect. We're not really going anywhere. We're still in port. He's not going to let me drive the boat. The rain reeling coming down so I went below deck. Hold on there, rob. One more job for you to do. What do you want me to do. We got to swab the decks. Oh, come on. This is a big deck. Our students scrub better than you do. I'm trying, captain. Let's go. Scrub, scrub. Reporter: Needless to say I was not hired to be a crew them on that ship. This regatta was put together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian confederation. To that say say -- sfooek speaker of the house but being assail Lohr and swabbing the deck, I say no mas. To see them handle the boat -- I like how you toggle between French and Spanish. Really good. Hess English I good. Fair to middle -- Don't you think he was fair to wicked good? Wicked good. Having a good time to Boston. You did a great job. Tell captain Tom -- I got to nurse my blister.

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