Overall: 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 0.6 x 3.5 cm )
enameled: on the obverse: "THE GREATEST EVENT/ IN MARITIME HISTORY/ OPSAIL/ 2000TM/ OPSAIL/ 2000/ OCEAN SPRAY" stamped: on the reverse: "PRO SPECIALTIES/ SAN DIEGO (858) 541-1100/ www.psginc.com/ CHINA"
Circular enameled souvenir pin with an image of a tall shipin the center over the Opsail 2000 logo, surrounded by the inscription, "THE GREATEST EVENT/ IN MARITIME HISTORY/ OPSAIL/ 2000TM;" pin on reverse.
Created in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, Operation Sail has been producing tall ship events to commemorate significant times in American history. To commemorate the year 2000, Operation Sail produced OpSail 2000, which featured a total of eight participating ports on the East Coast of the U.S. OpSail visited New York Harbor the week of July fourth with events that included a parade of over 200 ships up the Hudson river. This pin represents types of souvenirs commemorating this event.
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