Tall Ships tickets on sale Tuesday
The Parade of Sail, day sail and sunset sail excursions for the Tall Ship Festival presented by Baylake Bank will go on sale at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at TallShipGreenBay.com, the Ticket Star box office in the Resch Center or by phone 800-895-0071.
The Parade of Sail is a 5-7 hour ride on tall ship from Sturgeon Bay to Green Bay on Aug. 4. The day and sunset sails are scheduled for approximately 90 minutes during the festival Aug. 5-7. There will also be opportunities after the festival to ride on a ship from Green Bay to Sturgeon Bay on Aug. 8.
The Parade of Sail is $285, day sails are $60 and sunset sails are $85. All include the price of admission to the festival for the day of the sail.
The ships for the 2016 festival are:
When and If – a schooner Gen. George Patton had built in 1939 with the ambition, “When the war is over, and If I live through it, Bea and I are going to sail her around the world.”
Appledore IV – has a mission of fostering environmental stewardship of the Great Lakes’ ecosystem and to provide opportunities for learners of all ages through shipboard and land-based educational experiences.
U.S. Brig Niagara – built in 1988 as a reconstruction of the warship aboard which Oliver Hazard Perry won the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813 during the War of 1812. Her mission includes interpreting War of 1812 history.
Pride of Baltimore II – built to the lines of an 1812-era Baltimore Clipper. Part of her mission is to provide a unique education platform through onboard activities and the Internet for American history and marine sciences.
Windy – a 148-foot traditional four-masted gaff topsail schooner. She is built of modern materials. However, like old trading schooners and sail training ships, Windy has all the character and charm of the great Age of Sail.
S/V Denis Sullivan – the world’s only re-creation of a 19th century Great Lakes schooner, a floating classroom for water education programs designated as Wisconsin’s Official Flagship.
Madeline – a reconstruction of a mid-19th century Great Lakes schooner and one of the state of Michigan’s official tall ships. Her mission is to serve as a floating center for the interpretation of Great Lakes maritime history.
El Galeon and Draken Harald Hårfagre were previously announced.
The festival timeline begins on Aug. 3 with the Algoma Sneak Peek – the majestic tall ships sail to the Tall Ships Challenge Race finish line and then muster off shore before heading to the Sturgeon Bay Parade of Sail, also on Aug. 3. The ships will leave Sturgeon Bay on the morning of Aug. 4 and arrive in Green Bay later that day to prepare for the three-day tall ship festival.
Green Bay remains the only city in the state to have hosted a Tall Ships event of this size and scope. It is expected to draw an estimated 50,000 people with an economic impact of $3.6 million for the Green Bay area. Volunteer group and festival information can be found at www.tallshipgreenbay.com.
Tall Ships America is the hub for tall ships activity, information, and expertise in North America, and is commended by the United States Congress as the national sail training organization representing the United States. As a national membership organization, Tall Ships America supports the people, ships and programs of sail training and tall ships through professional development grants, sail training scholarships, conferences, education, publications, regulatory and licensing information, public events and advocacy.
Tall Ships America organizes the Tall Ships Challenge® annual series of tall ship races and maritime port festivals to celebrate our rich maritime heritage and traditions and to inform the general public about the transformative power of adventure and education under sail®. In 2016, the tall ship races are officially sponsored by Erie Insurance Group. Erie Insurance Group is a Fortune 500 company, a Barron’s 500 company and has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies. www.erieinsurance.com.
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