The 2019 Festival of Sail was somewhat disappointing due to the lack of the grander tall ships. This year there were only two true tall ships, the U.S. Brig Niagara and the S/V Denis Sullivan. They were joined by the smaller vessels, Abbey Road, Appledore V and Gerhard Folgero.
Today marked the beginning of the Duluth Tall Ships Festival and thousands of people showed up to watch as the ships entered the shipping channel on their way to dock in the harbor. As much as I don’t enjoy large crowds, I couldn’t resist being where I could capture all the action as the ships passed.
Heading for the 7:30 lift of the Aerial Lift Bridge after sailing in the regatta.