Bayfield’s Abbey Road

abbeyroad2016-0821-7945
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.”
2016-0821-7963
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.
mollyabbeyroad2016-0821-8016
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.
abbeyroad2016-0821-8022
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.
abbeyroad2016-0821-8026
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.
abbeyroad2016-0821-8035
Below, the Abbey Road came into Duluth with the Parade of Sail on Thursday, August 18, 2016
abbeyroad2016-0818-7768
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

Tall Ships Duluth is here

whenandif2016-0818-7724
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.
prideofbaltimore2016-0818-7729
denissullivan2016-0818-7733
Below, the second set of 3 ships arrive under the Bridge
mistofavalon2016-0818-7758
Above, the Mist of Avalon enters the Duluth harbor; then came Abbey Road and after her, Appledore.
abbeyroad2016-0818-7768
appledore2016-0818-7772
Below, the third set of 3 tall ships arrives.
usbrigniagara2016-0818-7780
Above, the US Brig Niagara arrives, followed by the Zeeto (below) and the El Galeon Andalucia brings up the rear.
zeeto2016-0818-7790
elgaleonandalucia2016-0818-7808

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.
2016-0817-7646
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.
2016-0817-7621