Its off to Bay City for the Great Lakes United Tall Ship Festival

 

The Playfair and Pathfinder will be two of the 11 tall ships scheduled to go to Bay City this summer (Jul 15 to 18) for the Tall Ship Celebration, on the the six stops in the Great Lakes United Tall Ship Challenge 2010.   The Tall Ships Challenge theme is “the Race to Save the Lakes” and promoting a message of conservation and protection of the worlds largest source of fresh surface water.

 This  port visit  will be Toronto Brigantines first official visit to Bay City as part of a Tall Ship event.

Trainees joining the Toronto Brigantine Summer Sail Course #2 will sail in Leg 1 of the Tall Ship Challenge 2010 from Toronto into Bay City. Course #3 of the Summer Sail Program will depart from Bay City sailing back up to Parry Sound through the North Channel and Georgian Bay.   Parry Sound may be hosting a Tall Ship event that weekend of July 29.

To sign up for any of the Toronto Brigantine Summer Sail Program or to make arrangements for a group charter event at any of these port events, sign up today before all the spots are gone:

We look forward to seeing you around the Great Lakes – and in Toronto, Bay City and/or Chicago to join in the festivities for the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge.

Here is the list of Tall Ships that you will see in Bay City.

Vessel Type Home Date build Sparred Length A photo
Roald Amundsen Brig Eckernforde, Germany 1953 165 feet
Roseway Schooner St. Croix, US Virgin Islands 1925 137 feet
Pathfinder Brigantine Toronto, ON 1962 72 feet
Playfair Brigantine Toronto, ON 1974 72 feet
Amistad Topsail Schooner New Haven, CT   129 feet
Denis Sullivan 3-masted Schooner Milwaukee, WI 2000 137 feet
Pride of Baltimore Square Topsail Schooner Baltimore, MD 1988 170 feet
HMS Bounty Full rigged Ship Long Island NY 1962 180 feet
Madeline Gaff Topsail Schooner Traverse City, MI 1990 92 feet
Appledore IV Gaff Topsail Schooner Bay City, MI 1989 85 feet
Appledore V Gaff Topsail Schooner Bay City, MI 1992 65 feet
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