Baylake Bank has announced that a minimum of nine “Tall Ships” will travel through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal and spend time in the city on Wednesday, August fourteenth, on their way to the Tall Ship Festival in Green Bay set for August sixteenth through the eighteenth. While in Sturgeon Bay, the ships will tie for the for evening along the many dock areas located between the Bayview Bridge and just north of the Michigan Street Bridge. Although no tours will be scheduled, the public will be able to view the vessels from several perspectives.
Among the “Tall Ships” expected to stop in Sturgeon Bay is the “S/V Denis Sullivan” Wisconsin’s flagship designed by Sturgeon Bay Marine Architect Tim Graul.
A group with representatives from the U-S Coast Guard, Sturgeon Bay Police, The Park and Recreation Department, local businesses and visitor centers and waterfront organizations like the Door County Maritime Museum who were involved in the last visit in 2010 are helping to plan for the August event to ensure a safe visit and departure for the ships heading to Green Bay for the festival.
More information regarding the Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival can be found by clicking here.