"I wrote a song called Eye Of The Wind
which is the ballad that links each scene.
The ships hung in the eye of the wind
, the scent of dirt carried over the salt.
Other tall ships include Bessie Ellen and Eye of the Wind
. Naval Regional Officer Northern England, Commodore John Madgwick, said: "The expertise displayed by the Royal Navy Bomb disposal team that successfully removed the bomb found in the Mersey recently shows how vital and strong the relationship between the people of the north west and the Royal Navy remains to this day.
Among the vessels already moored here are Russian ship Kruzenshtern, the second largest sailing ship in the world with her distinctive black and white sides, the Eye of the Wind
( which has appeared in films such as Blue Lagoon, Savage Islands, Taipan and White Squall ( and Bulgarian ship Kaliakra.
The oldest was the Glaciere, built in 1899, followed by the Bessie Ellen, Ruth and Eye of the Wind
, which all date from the beginning of the 20th century.
Out of his fertile brain came bubbling a mixture of songs and narrative, a folk opera he called Eye Of The Wind
that celebrates the ship's arrival by telling the story of Cook's first voyage on the original Endeavour.
See The Lord Nelson, The Grand Turk, Prince William, Kherstones, Iris, Bessie Ellen and Eye Of The Wind
Another newcomer to the festival will be Eye of the Wind
, at Hartley Quay.
On Tuesday October 21 at 7.30pm, the folk opera Eye of the Wind
will use song, poetry and narrative to trace Cook's life from his Cleveland boyhood to the voyage on the Endeavour.
Among the main attractions are the Tall Ships in Wellington and Canning Docks, including the Lord Nelson, the Prince William, the Khersones, the Grand Turk, the Bessie Ellen and Eye Of The Wind
Canning Dock Eye of the Wind
(built 1911) Bessie Ellen (built 1904) Ruth (built 1914) Iris (built 1916) ZEBU (built circa 1930) Royal Navy Ship HMS Shoreham Amazon Hope II Wincham (1948) Le Ciara (1984) Greater Manchester Challenge Fitzcarraldo Yacht Eastend Endeavour Margaret M - MVS vessel Wellington Dock Khersones (built 1989) Prince William (built in2001) Lord Nelson (built 1986) Albert Dock Glaciere (built 1899 as a Baltic trader) Liverpool 08 Clipper HMS Charger & HMS Biter Steam tug - Kerne Coastal Guardian RNLI
Tuesday, October 21: Folk opera Eye of the Wind
tracing James Cook from his Cleveland roots to his adventures on the Endeavour, at Middlesbrough Theatre at 7.30pm.
THE Eye Of The Wind
waits under blue skies and sunshine to enter Canning Dock ahead of tomorrow's Mersey River Festival.
* Tuesday, October 21: Folk opera 'Eye of the Wind
' tracing James Cook from his Cleveland roots to his adventures on the Endeavour, at Middlesbrough Theatre at 7.30pm.
The star attraction will be an appearance by Tall Ships in Wellington and Canning Docks, including The Lord Nelson, The Prince William, The Khersones, The Bessie Ellen and Eye Of The Wind
. While the Liverpool 08 Clipper, the city's entry in the 05-06 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, will be on show at Albert Dock in the run-up to its September launch.