One of the tall ships that participated in last year’s Tall Ships Portland festival will be returning to the harbor soon.

The Spanish ship El Galeon is scheduled to tie up at Maine Wharf at 4 p.m. on May 31 and remain in Portland through June 13.

The vessel, which is sailing up the East Coast welcoming visitors this summer, was one of the more popular ships in last year’s Tall Ships Portland event.

The El Galeon is a replica of a type of ship that sailed for the Spanish crown from the 16th through the 18th centuries in search of trade routes. It will be open for visits by local school groups and the public for historical tours both on deck and below. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, the ship will be open to the public for on-board tours for $10 for adults and $5 for youth. In the evenings, the boat will be available for charter for private and corporate events at the dock.

Major sponsors for the visit include Allen Insurance, Shipyard Brewing, MaineToday Media and Maine Wharf and the nonprofit Tall Ships Portland.

In 2016, Tall Ships Portland expects to send more than 50 youth to sea, sailing on weeklong voyages. Proceeds from the visit will support the educational and leadership-training mission of the organization, giving Maine youth the opportunity to sail aboard these boats.

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