On August 28 three Dutch tall ships sailed into Port Adelaide to take part in a maritime festival on August 31.

They are retracing historic international trade routes, and stopped by Adelaide on their way to Melbourne and Sydney.

The 7News chopper was on hand to welcome them into port, giving our cameramen Lloyd Thornton and Rob Brown the perfect chance to capture some amazing footage.

Below is Tim Noonan's story on the ships.

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