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
August 16-18 – Collingwood, Wasaga Beach/Nancy Island, Owen Sound, Ontario
August 24-25 – Penetanguishene, Midland, Discovery Harbour, OntarioSouthwestern Ontario: Sails to See