So I decided to head up to Bay City for the Tall Ships Festival. As much as I don't like crowds, I couldn't stay away. The ships were compelling me to visit them.
The first ship that I saw was the Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was built in 2000 by a group of volunteers and professional shipwrights. She is an educational sailing vessel and is equipped with a laboratory. She is a replica of a three masted schooner that was prevalent on the Great Lakes in the 19th century.
Between tomorrow and Wednesday, these ships will start to leave Bay City. They head off to Chicago next and their festival starts on July 27 and lasts through the 31st. After that, they head up to Green Bay and then Duluth. They will pass through the Detroit area at the beginning of September. I am hoping to catch them when they do.