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Posted by maryschneider on July 27, 2006

Our time in Bay City passed quickly, although it was wonderful. The city held at least one function for the crew almost everyday the ships were in port, and the crew never stopped raving about how welcoming the city had been and what a good time they were having. Some highlights of the week were: a crew party the night of arrival in Bay City, a symphony concert, a concert by, yes one of my all time favorite 80’s bands, REO SPEEDWAGON, and finally to wrap the festivities up a pancake breakfast and a mariners ball on the final day of the festival.

Personally I loved Bay City, and it is my belief that Bay City loved us. Everyone was so welcoming. Storefronts put out special displays in anticipation of our arrival, free laundry services were offered by a local businessman to the crew, and on arrival each crewmember was given a welcome bag filled with all sorts of goodies from hats, to postcards and stamps created by local artists. The tall ships event made the papers every day for the duration of our stay, and local residents all inquired  when we would be back next and stated their intentions that they wanted us back again. All in all the Bay City experience was fantastic, the ASTA tent had many visitors and we even ran out of our brochure “What is Sail Training?”.


One Response to “BAY CITY RECAP”

  1. ANNIE said

    I am doing research on what it’s like to live aboard a tall ship or schooner & I’m having trouble finding enough resources. While googling the subject, I came across your blog. I was wondering if maybe you’d care to share anything you know about or any of your experiences dealing with life on tall ships? Thanks!

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