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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about Red Witch

Posted by Tall Ships America on July 19, 2016

We’re featuring our fleet of vessels that you can see, hear, and touch when they come to your host city this summer as part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2016 Race Series.

Red Witch lr

Where you’ll find the ship
Chicago, IL. This summer she will be participating at Pepsi® Tall Ships® Chicago 2016

Fun Facts
Named after the epic sea story, Wake of the Red Witch, by Garland Roark. The salon features posters from the 1949 film based on the story, starring John Wayne and Gail Russell.

The backstory
Schooners like Red Witch could be seen a hundred years ago sailing in the Great Lakes. Red Witch is based on a design by the famous naval architect, John Alden and was built specifically for charter passenger travel. Red Witch has enjoyed a long pedigree of charter sailing, beginning in Hawaii and San Diego before moving to the Great Lakes. She has also been a registered Exhibition Tall Ship, and was awarded flagship status at the State of Ohio’s Bicentennial celebration in 2003.

Who Sails
Individuals and families, professional groups



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