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Tall sailing ship built in 1914 stops in Miami on expedition

December 8, 2021 GMT

MIAMI (AP) — A tall sailing ship built more than 100 years ago has arrived in Miami as part of an environmental expedition that will end in 2023.

The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is 321 feet (98 meters) tall and is based in Norway. The three-masted vessel is equipped for research with instruments that measure levels of carbon dioxide, ocean temperature and other data. Its passengers are students, scientists and other professionals assisting in the journey.

The One Ocean Expedition sailed from Arendal, Norway, in August, and has made stops in the United Kingdom, Spain, Jamaica and Cuba before arriving in South Florida. It hosts public events and meetings and conferences to raise awareness about the degradation of marine ecosystems.

The ship will be moored in Miami until Friday, when it will continue its journey to New York.