Bayfield’s Abbey Road

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The answer to the first question is Yes. And the famous name came with the ship when she was donated to a Bayfield group in April, 2014. The group became Lake Superior Tall Ships, a non profit whose mission is  ”To teach youth seamanship, personal responsibility, teamwork and self esteem, while building skills in leadership and citizenship.”
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abbeyroadpridemolly2016-0821-7963The Abbey Road sat behind the Pride of Baltimore. When the Pride was ready to take another group of visitors out for a ride, they found help handling lines from the Sea Scouts on the Abbey Road. That’s Molly Ringberg (above, and at right in enlarged view) from the Abbey Road helping the Pride with their lines.
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That’s Molly above with her father Captain Gordon Ringberg, the president of Lake Superior Tall Ships. The Captain also answers to the title of Mayor of Bayfield.
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Below deck, other Scouts were working on charting their next trip which will start about noon on Monday when they line up with their larger sisters to begin the next leg in their race. The Abbey Road is really in a group of one; they are usually the exception. The crews on the other ships are probably not teenagers still in school. And the Abbey Road is not really in the race; they will cut away from the race when they pass Outer Island, one of the Apostle Islands, and head for their home port of Bayfield.
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Above, all hands on the chart. Below, that’s Amie Roberson helping them  with a technical detail. Everybody has a title; hers is  1st Mate of Programming for Sea Scouts.
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Below, the Abbey Road came into Duluth with the Parade of Sail on Thursday, August 18, 2016
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You can find out more about Abbey Road from their website at: http://www.lakesuperiortallships.org/ . They take guests out for a sailing trip on Wednesday evenings but call ahead to make sure there is still space available –
Lake Superior Tall Ships, Inc.
Pike’s Bay Marina, Slip 202
Bayfield, WI 54814lsts.sail@gmail.com

262-422-0607

Comments

  1. A great thing a great tradition. Kudos to Gordie and the Sea Scouts for keeping it alive.

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