It’s been an exciting week on the bayfront! Eight beautiful tall ships descended upon Erie for the Tall Ships Festival. Thanks to the Flagship Niagara League, our Bayfront Alternative Education students were able to tour several of the ships. Our rich maritime heritage inspires us all!
The Gunboat Schooner Porcupine under construction. Hundred of people came to see the ship under construction during the festival.
Pathfinder during the Parade of Sails.
Tall Ships Departure
Playfair and Pathfinder head back out in to Presque Isle Bay.
Appledore is based in Bay City, Michigan.
A school ship from Toronto, Pathfinder.
Project SAIL and El Galeon
Students from the Bayfront Maritime Center's Project SAIL enjoy the El Galeon from the water, in a boat built by kids.
Pride of Baltimore in Erie
Pride of Baltimore II docked in the East Canal Basin.
Sailcloth Art Project
The Sailcloth Art Project was on display for the Tall Ships Festival.
The Spanish Tall Ship, El Galeon.
The Biggest Rubber Duck in the World was a big hit with the younger set!
Denis Sullivan, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is captained by Erie native and former BMC captain, Tiffany Kirhwan.