In pictures: Yarmouth Maritime Festival
The ship's captain was on the deck to celebrate the 10th Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, marking the town's shipping heritage, on Saturday, 5, and Sunday, 6 September, 2009. Photos by Keiron Tovell.
Traditional tall ships, expedition vessels, steam drifters and lifeboats all moored on Great Yarmouth's South Quay for the weekend, which included the return of the much-loved Grand Turk.
The East Coast Militia were aboard the vessels and they paraded around the town entertaining the thousands of visitors.
The 901 Troop Marine Cadets from Winterton led the parade around Great Yarmouth, acting like the Pied Piper to lead the following crowds back to the quayside. Photo by David Morrice.
Visitors to the Maritime Festival were able to go aboard and have a good look round the elegant Grand Turk, which is an accurate replica of an 18th Century frigate.
The view from the Lord Nelson overlooking the Quay at Yarmouth and the maritime revellers below. Photo by David Morrice.
Shanty and maritime music was performed throughout the festival at three venues up and down South Quay - the Main Stage, The Fo'c'sle and in Horatio's Bar.
Some sea-hardy visitors turned up in fancy dress to the 10th annual festival, which also saw the tall ship Artemis make its debut appearance.
There were many activities for the crowds to get involved with during the festival and many old maritime exhibits to browse through.
The East Coast Militia led the way through the South Quay to the beat of the drum. The arrival of some sailing ships to the 2009 event was delayed because of high winds on the North Sea.