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Tour Tall Ships at the Maritime Heritage Festival in Port Washington, Wisconsin

Tall ship Madeline

Tall ship Madeline

The  2009 Port Washington Maritime Festival launches this week­end, August 14–16 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Visitors can take tours of four masted ships: The Madeline, recon­struc­tion of a mid 19th cen­tury fore and aft schooner;  the S/V Denis Sullivan, a 137-foot re-creation of a three-masted, 19th cen­tury Great Lakes schooner; the Friends Good Will,  a replica of an 1810 square top­sail sloop, the only one of its type oper­at­ing on the Great Lakes; very rare, even nation­wide; and the Red Witch, a 77-foot 2 masted top­sail schooner with a dra­matic crim­son red hull.

The four tall ships will take part in a Parade of Sail on August 13, and then will be open for tours and day and evening sails. There will be fire­works on Saturday at approx­i­mately 9:15 pm and live enter­tain­ment from var­i­ous bands through­out the week­end. Passports for ship tour and museum are $3 in advance.

For more infor­ma­tion, visit the Maritime Heritage Festival web­site.

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