Sometime today, I suspected the Tall Ships would be coming through town on their way down Lake Michigan to Chicago and other ports. Several are involved in a race starting Tuesday morning off the eastern entrance to the canal…racing down to Chicago
I had asked my kayak buddies to keep an eye out for the boats and several either e-mailed or called my cell to let me know ship locations. Some were at the city dock after work, so I hung out there taking some photos, then went to the boat launch in Sunset Park as I could get a good look North into Green Bay…and here was the Europa, under full Sail…I ran home changed into some paddling clothes came back and launched just as she sailed by about a ½ mile away.
Safety net under the bow sprit of the Niagra
Information about the ships; http://www.sailtraining.org/tallships/2010greatlakes/participatingvessels.php
Where are they now? Going to Chicago.
Check on their progress here; http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/tsc2010.phtml
Bear in mind that some of the data is several days behind.