Tall Ships come to Duluth

Tall Ships enter the Duluth Harbor

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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