Spanish galleon visits Quebec City to promote 2017 Rendez-vous Naval

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Photo: Peter Black

El Galeon Andalucia docked in the Old Port last week. It will be back in July for Rendez-vous Naval 2017.

Over the centuries, all manner of watercraft have navigated their way up the treacherous St. Lawrence River, from Viking longships to Basque whalers to Nazi U-boats, but rare has been the visit of a genuine Spanish galleon - or at least the replica of one.