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Posted by Tall Ships America on July 4, 2013

It seems every time the tall ships arrive in Cleveland, they bring the heat. Yesterday was no exception. As the temperature rose, and we sought out any shade we could find, those of us on site waiting for the ships agreed that yes, it was hot, but not as hot as 2010. Small consolation when you are standing on the boat deck of a steel steamship called the William G. Mather. But what made up for the heat was the fact that we had the best seat in the house for watching the parade of tall ships arrive into the first U.S. port of the  TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Great Lakes 2013 Race Series. The Port of Cleveland 2013 Tall Ships(R) Festival, presented by the Rotary Club of Cleveland,  starts today (July 4th) and ends on Sunday, July 7th.  We have some new ships joining out fleet, Denis Sullivan and Appledore IV. They join Peacemaker, Sorlandet, Pride of Baltimore II, Lynx, Unicorn, Pathfinder, Playfair and Liana’s Ransom.

While it was hot for the Parade of Sail,  that did not stop the crowds from coming down to the waterfront to watch the ships sail past – Parade two

As the ships started to dock, it started to look like a festival at the Port of Cleveland –

Denis Sullivan comes in to dock next to Pride of Baltimore II and Sorlandet

Denis Sullivan comes in to dock next to Pride of Baltimore II and Sorlandet

And, finally, the local media was on site and Captain Miles (a seasoned veteran of the TV interview) seems to have a relaxed attitude about being on TV –

Captain Miles gets interviewed


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