Editor's Note: Laguna Niguel Patch contributing photographer Barton Mac Leod will be at the show taking photos. The pictures accompanying this story are from last year's event.
Calling all scallywags: It's time for the 28th Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Ocean Institute will host the largest annual gathering of tall ships on the West Coast.
Bring the family down to the harbor to enjoy the majesty and wonder of ships that will take you back in time.
There will also be interactive living-history encampments, including blacksmiths and scrimshaw artists. And what's a show without the Port Royal Privateers to entertain and amaze guests of all ages?
Participating tall ships typically include the brig Spirit of Dana Point, Californian, Curlew, Exy Johnson, Irving Johnson, and the American Pride. But that is subject to change.
For complete information about the festival, visit tallshipsfestival.com.