Belfast was the destination for the final leg of the 2009 Atlantic Challenge Tall Ships Race. Having sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Canada, the ships where berthed in Belfast Quays between Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th August 2009. Fireworks display over the Brazilian Tall Ship Cisne Branco.
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Activity in a Belfast shipyard, 1930s. From a photograph in a 1930s book credited to Central Press. The only available information on this agency is that they had a bad reputation in late Victorian times.
Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries is a Northern Irish heavy industrial company, specialising in shipbuilding and offshore construction, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The shipyard has built many ships; among the more famous are the White Star trio Olympic, Titanic and Britannic, the Royal Navy's HMS Belfast, Royal Mail's Andes, Shaw Savill's Southern Cross and P&O's Canberra. The company's official history, "Shipbuilders to the World" was published in 1986. As of 2011, the expanding offshore wind power industry has taken centre stage and 75% of the company's work is based on offshore renewable energy.