'Pirates' ship won't make it to Cleveland

July 12, 2006 at 7:22 PM
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CLEVELAND, July 12 (UPI) -- The ship from "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" will not make it to Cleveland's Harborfest due to flooding in New York.

The organizers did find a replacement ship in time, a replica of Christopher Columbus's Nina, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Wednesday.

The festival begins Wednesday and continues through Sunday night at North Coast Harbor.

The "Pirates" ship, named the Providence -- a replica of an early naval ship -- attempted to travel from Rhode Island to Cleveland through the Erie Canal, but it was stranded due to heavy flooding.

"We attempted everything under the sun to get them here," said Trish Rooney, director of marketing for the Great Lakes Science Center, which is producing this year's festival with the Steamship William G. Mather Museum.

The ship won't be able to make any of the other stops on the American Sail Training Association's Tall Ships Challenge, either.

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