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Replica of the Argo…

A replica of the Argo, the legendary ship on which Jason and his Argonauts braved fearsome creatures and other perils in their quest for the Golden Fleece, is seen yesterday sailing into the Corinth Canal. The replica vessel set sail from Jason’s hometown of Volos in central Greece, propelled by 50 oarsmen, on June 14. The ship is due to anchor at a total of 23 cities during its journey of 2,000 nautical miles (just over 3,700 kilometers) which will end at the Italian port of Venice on August 11. An original plan for the Argo replica to sail to the Black Sea region, like its ancient namesake, was scrapped after Turkey refused to guarantee the vessel safe passage through the Bosporus.