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After sailing on the Denis Sullivan on day two of the Tall Ship Festival we decided to see if we could catch a view of the tall ships from one of the special Vista Fleet boat trips. We were able to get seats on a 9:30 am sailing of the Vista Star on the third day of the Tall Ship Festival.

It was another day of grey overcast skies with a hint of rain. As it turned out there were not many people up at 9:30 am so we had most of the upper deck to ourselves. It was a bit cold so most of the folks were inside on the lower decks.

One of the selling points of the Vista Fleet Tour was the ability to see all of the tall ships lined up at the dock. As it turned half of the tall ships were out on the lake sailing.

As we were waiting to get underway the Denis Sullivan and the Privateer Lynx were leaving the dock for a morning sail.

Denis Sullivan

Denis Sullivan

U.S Brig Niagara

U.S Brig Niagara

The Schooner Hindu followed us under the lift bridge and sailed along with us as we entered Lake Superior.

Schooner Hindu

Schooner Hindu

As I mentioned about half of the ships had left the docks and we could see them in the out in the lake. It would have been great if the Vista Star had followed them out into the lake but it sailed along the shoreline.

As we came back into the harbor we did get some nice shots of the ships that had remained at the docks. We continued sailing down the harbor and under the Blatnick Bridge.

U.S.Brig Nigara

U.S.Brig Niagara

SS Sørlandet

SS Sørlandet

Pride of Baltimore II

Pride of Baltimore II

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

When we returned to dock the ships that had been out in the lake were returning to the docks so we were able to get some shots of them docking.

Denis Sullivan

Denis Sullivan

Privateer Lynx

Privateer Lynx

Coaster II

Coaster II

More photos from the Duluth Tall Ships Festival 2013 can be found on my website.

My wife and I were in Duluth, Minnesota for the 2013 Tall Ship Festival. On the first day in the afternoon all of the tall ships gathered outside the harbor and then lined up for a parade of sail into the harbor. They were joined by several other large ships as well as many smaller boats. We watched from along the lakewalk.

U.S Brig Niagara

U.S Brig Niagara

SS Sørlandet

SS Sørlandet

Privateer Lynx

Privateer Lynx

Pride of Baltimore II

Pride of Baltimore II

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

More photos from the Duluth Tall Ships Festival 2013 can be found on my website.