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The popular Festival of Sail event – featuring tall ships and the world’s largest rubber duck — returns to several Great Lakes ports this summer.
On July 2-4, visit Sandusky, Ohio’s Jackson Street Pier to experience ship tours, day sails, educational programming, food and beverages, live music and fun for the entire family.
The event heads to Alpena’s Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center on July 15-17, cruises into Two Harbors, Minnesota on August 4-7, and then docks at Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park on August 12-14.
Tall ships on display will include the Nao Trinidad from Seville, Spain; the U.S. Brig Niagara, a 118-foot-tall, two-masted, square-rigged sailing vessel modeled after American ships that defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812; and Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction of a typical early 19th-century “Baltimore clipper” topsail schooner. F
or more information, visit festofsail.com.