Pirate booty, that is! Today, "tall ships" of the pirate variety are sailing into San Francisco. Billed as the Festival of Sail, these ships will be available for tours, a ride on the bay, rides during the pararde and black-tie dinners to the tune of cheap, expensive, expensiver and fuhgedaboudit. As Steve Rubenstein notes (one of the best writers at La Chronicle, btw), looking at the boats from shore is free. If you head over to the bay right now, some of the ships are sailing in as you read. Plug1 was able to catch the picture at left while out today.

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