The Tall Ships are Coming

There is something awe-inspiring and fascinating about tall ships. If you have ever wanted to tour some of these majestic vessels of yesteryear, now is your chance.

Although it began last year, the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 will show its real fire power in Summer 2013, when Tall Ships America’s bi-national TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of tall ship races and family friendly public maritime festivals sets sail throughout the Great Lakes.

In collaboration with local port organizers, Tall Ships America has scheduled visits from members of a fleet of 25 world-class tall ships to 22 U.S. and Ontario communities. At each site, the tall ships will be open to the public for viewing and feature dockside exhibits and lively interactions with crew.

Schedule of Maritime Festival Ports and Dates

In the U.S. for TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2013

July 4-7 – Cleveland, Ohio: Port of Cleveland 2013 Tall Ships® Festival

July 12-14 – Bay City, Mich.: Tall Ship® Celebration

July 26-28 – Duluth, Minn.: Tall Ships® Duluth 2013

August 7-11 – Chicago, Ill.: Tall Ships® Chicago 2013

August 16-18 – Green Bay, Wis.: Baylake Bank Tall Ship® Festival

September 2 – Put-in-Bay, Ohio: Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial

September 6-8 – Erie, Penn.: Tall Ships® Erie 2013

In Canada’s Ontario Province for Tall Ships® 1812

June 14-16 – Brockville, Eastern Ontario: Brockville TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour

June 20-23 – Toronto, Ontario: Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto

June 28-30 – Hamilton, Ontario: TALL SHIPS® Hamilton 2013

June 28-30 – Port Dalhousie: St. Catharines 1812 TALL SHIPS® Visit

July 19-21 – Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario: Sails on the St. Marys, Sault Ste.Marie TALL SHIPS® 1812 Georgian Bay

August 16-18 – Collingwood, Wasaga Beach/Nancy Island, Owen Sound, Ontario

August 24-25 – Penetanguishene, Midland, Discovery Harbour, OntarioSouthwestern Ontario: Sails to See

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