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On July Fourth, 2000, viewers had an opportunity to witness two historic maritime events: The International Naval Review and OpSail 2000. The two events constituted the largest flotilla of tall ships, warships, and other watercraft from around the world ever to assemble in New York Harbor.

THE INTERNATIONAL NAVAL REVIEW (INR) was first celebrated in 1893 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus' landing. Since then, there have been four other INRs, each celebrating a monumental event in our nation's history and featuring military vessels from around the world. This July Fourth, vessels from twenty-four countries presented their colors to President Clinton and other dignitaries who passed in review aboard the USS Hue City.

Following the INR, President Clinton boarded the aircraft carrier The USS John F. Kennedy, from where he reviewed a parade of tall ships from nations across the globe. President John F. Kennedy founded OPERATION SAIL in 1961 to promote unity and goodwill between nations through sail. The year 2000 marked Operation Sail's sixth celebration, when hundreds of sailing ships came into New York's harbor for the event. Leading the parade was the USCG Barque Eagle. The rest of the ships followed at intervals of 600 yards. Following the parade, the ships met up south of the Verrazano Bridge.

The broadcast was hosted by Thirteen's president and boating enthusiast, Dr. William F. Baker and Mark McEwen, correspondent for CBS's EARLY SHOW.


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Produced and Directed by
BOB MORRIS

Written by
MICHAEL WINSHIP

Broadcast Producer
MAURA KELLY

Coordinating Producer
NAOMI EDELSON

Associate Producer/ Researcher
MARGARET RESTIVO

Production Manager
SANDI VERNON

Executive in Charge
TAMARA E. ROBINSON

Executive Producer
STEPHEN SEGALLER
  Producer
BRIAN BRUNIUS

Associate Producer/ Researcher
JACKIE GOLDMAN

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designer
MICHAEL PITTARD

Graphic Art
BILL CAVALIERE

Production Assistance
RONNIE GODEANU

Technical Director
BRIAN PATRICK LEE

Executive Producer
ANTHONY CHAPMAN
Special thanks to William J.H. Andrews, co-author of "The Illustrated Longitude," Angelo Cerchione, editor of "Tall Ship Newswire" Website, and Thad Koza, editor of "Schooner Man" Website.

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