Peace Ship

5l9zzlOn August 27, residents and visitors in Cozumel, Mexico bid Bon Voyage to the Trimaran Zamna, the “Peace Ship,” a handcrafted, triple-masted, wooden boat built in Veracruz.

The Ship of Peace is on a four-and-a-half-month voyage of the Atlantic that makes several ambassadorial stops along the way to it’s final destination, the Port of Pireus in Greece.

It’s mission to spread the message of World Peace is aptly launched from the Island of Cozumel, free of any military conflict since the ancient Maya—it was declared “The Island of Peace” by a United Nations-backed organization, the International Committee for the Banner of Peace.

On board, as the most symbolic of all the ambassadors carrying the message of global acceptance to nations abroad, is a 12-year-old Mayan boy who was raised by a local fishing family in Cozumel. He is the figurehead of the project known as “The Child, the Sea, and Cozumel for Peace.” At each of 15 international ports there will be a ceremony where this young traveler will exchange the flag of Mexico and the “Flag of Peace” with a local youth bearing that nation’s flag.

It’s a nice thought for a Wednesday, I think…

8 responses to this post.

  1. very nice…but WHY NO UPDATES? Where is thisw GHOST SHIP? thank you…

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    • Posted by Andrew on September 23, 2009 at 5:57 PM

      Thanks Don–the Peace Ship docked in New York City in mid-September, then took off and is making an Atlantic crossing now. From the ship’s facebook page: “The Trimaran Zamna will then leave the Americas for Europe on a trip that is expected to last 4 and a half months, before reaching its final haven, the Port of Pireus in Greece. In its route, the ship will stop in 15 countries including Spain, Portugal, Italy, Tunisia and Egypt on its way to the final destination in Piaro, Greece.”

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  2. […] 29, 2009 in McAllister, New York harbor, photos Unrelated first:  trimaran Zamna . ..  was identified by Soundbounder’s Matt Housekeeper, foto’d by […]

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  3. Just learning about this now.

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  4. fantastic pic of the bow and figurehead. did you get more pics? i’d love to see them posted . . . or send them to me and i’ll post on tugster.wordpress.com i wish i’d known they were at chelsea piers.

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    • Posted by Andrew on September 30, 2009 at 12:29 PM

      Thanks Tugster–but I can’t take credit for the photo (and am nowhere near the nautical expert you are…in fact I have zero expertise. Boats–I’m told they float…). It was sent along with other info from the Mexico Tourism Board along with press releases, invitation to the NYC reception, etc.

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  5. Posted by Karen V on February 20, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    See photos of the Zamna returning home to Cozumel, MX
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2027784&id=1602523678&l=a906828c7b

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  6. […] trimaran, Soundbounder identified it, and I alluded to it here and kept wondering about it.  Here was an article about the vessel from 2010.   Here’s an article I just found from almost a […]

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