3 Tall Ships leave Duluth for the next port on August 22, 2016

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Above, the Pride of Baltimore departs under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. Below, the Denis Sullivan is about to exit the ship canal; behind her, the US Brig Niagara is just out from under the Lift Bridge.
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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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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

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Meeting in Duluth harbor

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The Paul R. Tregurtha and the tall ship Pride of Baltimore met in the Duluth harbor this morning around 10. The Tregurtha was leaving with another cargo of coal for Detroit Edison, the Pride was out for another ride for some lucky passengers. Both endured more gloom and even a little drizzle.
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Tall Ships 2016 Day 2

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Still an overcast day (August 19, 2016) but no rain so far. The lines are long; above, waiting to board the El Galeon Andalucia. Below, the Abbey Road entertains the crowd in front of the DECC.
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Above and below, When and If takes folks for a nice ride around the harbor, passing by the back end of the Duck, who has been at Bayfront Park most of the day.
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Below, on Thursday, the Duck stays close to it’s good friend the tug Helen H. while she watches the tall ships arrive under the Lift Bridge.
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Above looking through the masts of El Galeon Andalucia. Below, When and If is out for a ride, passing the Duck, now at Bayfront Park. Behind them is the new resort in town, Pier B.
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Above, the Denis Sullivan takes a bunch for a ride while below the Mist of Avalon hosts visitors from her berth at the DECC. Bottom, the Zeeto gives visitors another chance to check out a tall ship.
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Tall Ships Duluth is here

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When and If (above) led the Parade of Sail that started right on time at 1 pm, August 18, 2016. Pride of Baltimore (just below) followed right behind her. The Denis Sullivan was the last of the first three to come under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. The bridge then came down to clear traffic, before lifting again for the 2nd group of 3 tall ships.
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Below, the second set of 3 ships arrive under the Bridge
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Above, the Mist of Avalon enters the Duluth harbor; then came Abbey Road and after her, Appledore.
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Below, the third set of 3 tall ships arrives.
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Above, the US Brig Niagara arrives, followed by the Zeeto (below) and the El Galeon Andalucia brings up the rear.
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Tall Ships Abbey Road and Zeeto arrive Wednesday evening

I hope to live stream the arrival of the Tall Ships to Facebook, starting around 1 pm on Thursday. I will be doing it from my IPhone. You need to be a Friend of mine (click the Follow me button at right) and be sure to turn on your live video flag in notifications.
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Above, the American Mariner arrived Duluth at 5:30 Wednesday afternoon to load iron ore pellets at the CN. She was followed closely by the Tall Ship Abbey Road. Earlier (below), Zeeto arrived. When and If is here also but I missed her arrival.
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Mist of Avalon, an early arrival to Tall Ships Duluth

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The tall ship Mist of Avalon arrived Duluth this morning (August 16, 2016) and is now docked at the DECC, very close to where she will be when Tall Ships Duluth begins on Thursday. She was built as a fishing vessel in Nova Scotia in 1967. After 20 years chasing cod off the Banks of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and as the cod were diminishing in number and the ship itself was showing wear and tear, she was docked in Halifax in 1987 for an unknown future. In 1992, that future became clear when Captain George Mainguy began the job of converting her from a North Atlantic motor vessel to a Grand Banks schooner. In 1997, she went back to work as the Mist of Avalon. Since then she has done what she is doing in Duluth this week, appearing at Maritime festivals. She has appeared in films, and stands ready for more. She also provides training in navigation by sail and in education using her rich history within the real live classroom.
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Past visits of tall ships to Duluth

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Click here for 1st of 12 pages for tall ships on Duluth Shipping News. Keep hitting next ship to see them all.

Duluth says goodbye to Tall Ships

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Above, the Norwegian flagged Sørlandet departs. Shortly after, the Denis Sullivan, below, was in the harbor and then moving out under the Lift Bridge. Both were getting ready for the Tall Ships Challenge, a race going the length of Lake Superior.
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Sørlandet wakes up on Sunday morning

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Early birds visit  the Sørlandet on Sunday morning, July 28, 2013

Parade of Sail into the Duluth harbor

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The Sundew followed the Alder as the two cutters led the Parade of Sail into the Duluth harbor. Along with 9 Tall Ships coming in, we had two  bridge lifts, or rather, the Lift Bridge went down twice to let those who didn’t get the memo that between 2 and 3 in the afternoon of July 25, 2013 would not be a good time to try to cross the bridge in your car. Not to worry, the Sørlandet, Sundew and lots of small boats moved back and forth entertaining those of us on the harbor side of the bridge while we waited.

Hindu first in

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The Hindu came in early to handle a few technical issues before heading back out into Lake Superior so she can join the Parade of Sail coming in at 2 pm today. (Picture taken at 8:30 this morning) She is a 79-foot sailboat with a long and interesting history which you can read here: http://sailschoonerhindu.com/

Tall ships coming soon to Duluth

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Lynx is 1st Tall Ship in

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The Lynx visited Duluth in July, 2011 (above and below), her first trip here. She will return on July 25th, 2013. The Lynx is a re-creation of a Baltimore Clipper that was used in the War of 1812. These ships were known for their swiftness and maneuverability. They were most effective as blockade runners and offensive weapons of war.lynx20110713_4371

Ready to set sail

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Saturday morning, July 16, 2011. A line forms to get on board the Niagara (foreground) as sailors from the ship untie the ropes (bottom-center). The Lynx is moored just behind the Niagara; she will board day-sailors soon after the  Niagara departs the dock at the DECC.  (click pic for larger version)
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Above left, the Niagara and on the right, the Lynx in the foreground and Niagara in back

Tall ships Niagara & Pride of Baltimore

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Flagship Niagara returns to Duluth

Flagship Niagara was in Duluth July 16-18, 2011 for  the Duluth Music and Maritime Festival. Watch pictures from past visits above.

A ship in the hand is worth …

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The Tall Ship Europa came into Duluth on July 29, along with 8 other ships; Steve Sola took this picture of the Europa in the palm of his hand, with his phone from his lighthouse next to Duluth Lift Bridge. Click here to see my picture of the same ship a couple minutes later, with Steve’s lighthouse in the background. You can also look at pictures of the other 8 Tall Ships there.

Tall Ships in a line

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The Tall Ships in Duluth

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The Denis Sullivan came into port around 5:45 in the afternoon, the last of the 9 Tall Ships for the day. You see the Dutch flagged Merweborg on the right; she is anchored waiting for a dock to load grain.
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The HMS Bounty (above) led off the parade
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The Roald Amundsen arrives (above)
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The US Brig Niagara, above and below, also missed but looked good doing it
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The Roseway (above) comes in
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The Europa (above) arrives
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The Pride of Baltimore above and below; they missed us
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The Zeeto (above) arrived just before the Coaster.
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The Coaster, above was the 8th of the first 8 Tall Ships to come under the Bridge; the Denis Sullivan was delayed by weather but should be here late this afternoon.
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Above, the Roseway is raising her sails to out into the Lake. Well next see her when she comes in with the other 8 tall ships at 2 today. She was in to pick up media. I was invited but looked around and could see that none of my staff had come to work today; so I had to stay home and take care of my media, which actually, I am doing right now. Below, the Coaster II was already at the DECC (below). Both will go back out to the Lake to be a part of the Parade of Sail.
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Catch the Tall Ships when they are in Duluth

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Eight Tall Ships, the Roseway, Denis Sullivan, Zeeto, Roald Amundsen, Pride of Baltimore II, HMS Bounty, Europa and US Brig Niagara will be arriving in Duluth on Wednesday, July 28th. Click here to see our web pages on the ships, with links for more information. And if you can’t make it down to the harbor for the big event, watch it live on DSNTV. I hope to have two live cameras on the Grand Parade of Sail on Thursday afternoon at 2, perhaps the single most exciting event of the trip. And daily live video during the festival. If you have taken photos of any of the ships while they were at other ports, and want to share them, send to me with a title and credit line and I will try to post it here.

Crew talks with Denis Sullivan visitors

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On Saturday, the cruise ship Clelia was just behind the tall ship Denis Sullivan at the DECC. The Clelia left Saturday night and the much smaller Lake Guardian (center background) took its place on Sunday. The crew on the tall ship Denis Sullivan was on deck Sunday talking to visitors. Penny Girdeen, center, in dark shirt, is a volunteer crew member who joined the ship in Duluth, taking some vacation days from her new job as an out plant operator at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant. She learned that job in the Navy, but rarely was on a ship. The Denis Sullivan gives her the opportunity to get some quality water time while pursuing her career in nuclear power. Todd Baily, in dark shirt in left foreground, is the bosun on the ship and about to become the third mate. He is a sailor and will soon be joining the crew of the tall ship Virginia. He is working his way up to a captain’s position. Girdeen is from Ellsworth, Wisconsin; Baily from Port Huron, Michigan. Photo taken on July 05, 2009.
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Clelia and Denis

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On Friday, the tall ship Denis Sullivan came under the Lift Bridge and returned to the dock in front of the DECC. It is a big, tall ship. On Saturday morning at 5:37, the cruise ship Clelia II came under the Lift Bridge and took a position just behind the Denis Sullivan. The picture was taken from the deck of the Denis Sullivan on Saturday, looking back at the new arrival. All of a sudden the tall ship didn’t seem quite so tall. But not to worry, the cruise ship departed under the Lift Bridge on Saturday evening, and the Denis Sullivan was again big and tall. It will be open for public tours from 10 am to 6 pm today. Photo taken on July 04, 2009
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Very happy crewmember of Denis Sullivan

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Janet Rowney (pictured while on board the Denis Sullivan on Friday afternoon) spends most of her time teaching 5th grade at an elementary school in Hayward. In her other life, she is a volunteer deck hand and educator on the Denis Sullivan, the tall ship that is in town for a couple days. Last year she was in volunteer training and this year, she expects to spend 3 or 4 weeks on the ship. Like all the other crew and the captain, she does a little of everything on the ship so it is a good learning environment. In fact, Janet is able to bring a lot of her on board experience back to her classroom in the fall. With two days to greet visitors on the boat this weekend, she will be doing more educating and answering a lot of questions. The Denis Sullivan is first of all, an educational experience. Photo taken on July 03, 2009
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Take a ride with me and the media and the Denis Sullivan. New improved version of the video, click below.

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