Sheets to the Wind: Tall Ships in Duluth, Minnesota

Well out, on Lake Superior

I’ll start by saying I know very little about sailing, and even less about sailing vessels. My only  experience with the sailing life is that I occasionally say “Yarrrr!

Everything else I know came from the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World — I love that flick! If there was ever a film that needed a sequel, it’s M&C. So that’s it. Well, that and tall ships are really spectacular.

I finally had a chance to shoot them when the Tall Ships Tour came to the Duluth Harbor. There is something inherently romantic about boats like these, even for flatlanders like me. Since this is a photo blog, I’ll let the photos do the talking.

The Topsail Schooner “Pride of Baltimore” fires her gun just before entering the Duluth, Minnesota Harbor.
The Chase is on. The Privateer Lynx follows the Denis Sullivan out onto Lake Superior.
The largest ship in the fleet, and one of the oldest, the Norwegian ship Sørlandet was built in 1927.
The U.S. Brig Niagara is escorted into the harbor by a flotilla of smaller vessels.
The Peacemaker enters the Duluth shipping channel under nearly full sail.
No explanation needed.
Coming in.
The Topsail Schooner Pride of Baltimore

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