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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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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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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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
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-04-2009

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The Denis Sullivan arrived in Duluth at 6:11 am on Thursday, July 2nd.

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Denis Sullivan, a tall ship from Milwaukee

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The tall ship Denis Sullivan visited Duluth in July, 2009 (below). She was back in July, 2010 and will be here again in July, 2013
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Launched in 2000, the S/V Denis Sullivan is a 137-foot re-creation of a three-masted, 19th century Great Lakes schooner. She is owned and operated by Pier Wisconsin as an educational platform and scientific research vessel. Based in Milwaukee, she sails each year to ports-of-call throughout the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean and the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea.
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On her visit in 2009, she was open for public tours (above).  Below, she arrives Duluth by way of the Duluth ship canal on July 29, 2010.
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Picture above taken Wednesday, July 1, 2009: Submitted photo; date not known. I think that is Milwaukee in the background