If you don’t know what a tall ship is, just think of what a pirate might be using to sail the seas and that’s it. It’s a huge, very old-school, ship. And there’s one floating in the Charleston Harbor right now. Swedish tall ship Gunilla is visiting Charleston for the eighth time in nine years. She’s a massive three-masted, 160-foot Barquentine that acts as a floating sailing school. The ship holds 38 high school students, 12 educators, and a crew. You can find them docked on the south pier of the Maritime Center, but you have to act fast if you want a glimpse of the monstrosity — it’s departing on March 25. If you want to learn more about the ship and the people who live on it, just ask. The crew and students love talking to locals about their ship and school. —Candice Summers

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