Tall Ships


Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Tall Ships Duluth 2016: Parade of Sail Videos and Photos

Missed the Parade of Sail? Check out our photos and videos of the fleet of nine tall-masted ships sailing under Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge on Thursday afternoon. Read more

Aug 18, 2016 11:20 AM Superior Notes

Visit the Lake Superior Magazine Booth at Tall Ships Duluth

Going to Tall Ships Duluth this weekend? Visit our booth to pick up a great gift and say hi! We'll be at the festival all four days, Thursday through Sunday. Our booth is between Bayfront Festival Park and the Great Lakes Aquarium. Read more

Aug 16, 2016 9:55 AM Superior Notes

Tall Ships Duluth 2013: Parade of Sail

Bob Berg

Lake Superior Magazine readers, you could win tickets to Tall Ships Duluth! We’re giving away a pair of multi-day passes every weekday until August 17. Find out how to enter. Read more


World's Largest Rubber Duck

Eric Garcetti

Tall Ships Return to Duluth in August, with the World's Largest Rubber Duck in Tow

As if a dozen or so tall-masted ships arriving in Duluth would not generate enough buzz, the organizers of Tall Ships Duluth 2016 have signed up another iconic maritime figure: the World’s Largest Rubber Duck. Read more

Jan 28, 2016 9:04 AM Superior Notes 5 Comments

Tall Ships Duluth 2013: Parade of Sail

Bob Berg

Win an overnight stay in Duluth, a ride on a tall ship and more in the Lake Superior Magazine Tall Ships Duluth Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes closed on June 15, 2016. Read more

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Tall Ships Duluth 2013: Parade of Sail

Bob Berg

Tall Ships Duluth 2013: Parade of Sail

Nine tall ships sailed under Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge on Thursday afternoon, marking the start of Tall Ships Duluth 2013. The majestic vessels will be in the harbor until Monday. Keep an eye on Superior Notes over the weekend for more photos. Read more

Jul 25, 2013 8:18 PM Superior Notes 2 Comments

Halie & Matthew

Joyce Morrell

Storm-Damaged Halie & Matthew Withdraws from Tall Ships Duluth

Damaged by a lightning strike and an on-board fire during its voyage on the Great Lakes, the Halie & Matthew has withdrawn from Tall Ships Duluth. The festival's other vessels will absorb most of the ship's day sail ticket-holders. Read more

Jul 23, 2013 11:10 AM Superior Notes

Collecting experiences is my hobby, and I knew this one would be a winner even as we boarded Barque Europa for a six-day voyage across Lake Superior after the Tall Ships Duluth festival. Read more


Sailing Ships on Lake Superior: The Early History

Painting by Tim Olsen / Lake Superior Maritime Collections, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Lake Superior, like all the Great Lakes, had its share of wooden-hulled, tall-masted ships sailing its sweet waters, even before creation of the locks at Sault Ste. Marie in 1855 allowed a freer flow of maritime traffic between the lakes. Read more


Captain Walter Rybka of the U.S. Brig Niagara talks about the tall ship during he Tall Ships Festival in Duluth, Minnesota, in 2008. Read more


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