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

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. … [Read more...]

Bayfield’s Abbey Road

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.” The Abbey Road sat behind … [Read more...]

Meeting in Duluth harbor

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. … [Read more...]

Tall Ships 2016 Day 2

  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. Above and below, When and If takes folks for a nice ride around the harbor, passing by the back end of the … [Read more...]

Tall Ships Duluth is here

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. … [Read more...]

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. Above, the American Mariner arrived Duluth at 5:30 Wednesday afternoon to load … [Read more...]

Mist of Avalon, an early arrival to Tall Ships Duluth

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 … [Read more...]

Past visits of tall ships to Duluth

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

Duluth says goodbye to Tall Ships

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. … [Read more...]

Sørlandet wakes up on Sunday morning

Early birds visit  the Sørlandet on Sunday morning, July 28, 2013 … [Read more...]

Parade of Sail into the Duluth harbor

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 … [Read more...]