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Clipper Stad Amsterdam visiting Turku during Tall Ships' Race 2003.

Isn't it great to see the old veteran of the seven seas on such a pristine condition? Well... not exactly like that. The following info is from Answers.com:

"The Stad Amsterdam (literally: City Amsterdam) is a three-mast clipper that was built in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2000 at the Damen Oranjewerf.

The ship was designed by Gerard Dijkstra who modelled her after the mid-19th century frigate Amsterdam, but she is not a replica. A major difference is that the hull is made of steel. The owners call the ship a 'modern extreme clipper in historical perspective', meaning that the construction method is a combination of the best qualities of clippers of the past, outfitted and built with modern techniques but with a classic 'look and feel'. This makes her a very fast ship, with 15 knots being a normal speed. She won the 2001 Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race."

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