This gorgeous aerial view of Duluth’s landmark liftbridge with eight of the nine Tall Ships entering was published on the front of the Duluth News Tribune. A few local sailing ships were able, with special permission, to sail among the historic vessels coming into port. The US Brig Niagara is in front; it is a reconstruction of the brig that Oliver Hazard Perry led the battle of Lake Erie in 1813. Following her is The Roseway, a Grand Banks Fishing Schooner, from Essex Mass. Just about to pass under the liftbridge is Bark Europa, from Amsterdam, Netherlands. (AP Photo/The Country Today, Paul M. Walsh)
Thousands of people have flocked to town – packing the piers and the entire Canal Park area – for the Tall Ships Festival that includes chances to see visit the ships, concerts and several performance of the Pirates of Penzance.
Sometimes it’s really nice to live in a place where tourism is one of the primary aspects of the economy.
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