Tall ships, ahoy!

Six sailing ships and the decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sundew took part in the Grand Parade of Sail to kick off the Festival of Sail in Duluth. 

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Sandy Hoff drove his jeep boat past the schooner Denis Sullivan out of Milwaukee so his passenger, Kerry Leider, could get a photo. The sailing vessel, completed in 2000 is not a replica of a specific ship, but inspired by Great Lakes cargo schooners of the 19th century.
Spectators crowded the the entry to Duluth Harbor as they watched the Grand Parade of Sail Sunday morning.
Sundew crew member Dan Schlies waved a giant hand at spectators under the Lift Bridge as the buoy tender sailed out of the Duluth Harbor before the Grand Parade of Sail Sunday morning.
Steve Kelley piloted the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sundew toward the Lift Bridge while on the bridge with Captain and owner Jeff Foster Sunday morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sundew followed the schooner Denis Sullivan out of Milwaukee towards the Lift Bridge during the Grand Parade of Sail
A handful of people watched the parade from the Lift Bridge.
The U.S. Brig Niagara, first launched in Lake Erie in 1813, was the last ship to come into Duluth Harbor under the Lift Bridge during the Grand Parade of Sail.
The U.S. Brig Niagara flew a battle flag with the famous dying command of James Lawrence in 1813 aboard USS Chesapeake. The Niagara also dates to 1813 and sails the Great Lakes out of Erie, PA.
Detail of the three masted schooneer Denis Sullivan out of Milwaukee. The sailing vessel, completed in 2000, is not a replica of a specific ship, but inspired by Great Lakes cargo schooners of the 19th century.
Sea Scout Bridget McCutchen of Bayfield was part of a group of scouts who sailed the Abbey Road from Bayfield for the Festival of Sail. The horn around her waist doesn't serve any seafaring purpose. She likes to keep it handy.
The U.S. Brig Niagara, first launched in Lake Erie in 1813, was the last ship to come into Duluth Harbor under the Lift Bridge during the Grand Parade of Sail.
Pleasure boats watched the Grand Parade of Sail.
Ships, including the schooner Denis Sullivan out of Milwaukee, staged in the outside of Duluth Harbor before the start of the Grand Parade of Sail.
The bell on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sundew, which was built in Duluth in 1944.