Thursday, August 19, 2010

Surprise Visitors

Can you imagine a time when the harbor would have been full of tall masted ships, coming and going, collecting and delivering freight and travelers?

We had just a taste of that experience, coming home the other day to find these two participants in the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge making a quick stop at the Island.

There were 25 ships racing over all five of the Great Lakes, over the course of a month, with frequent stops at maritime festivals along the way.

The smaller ship on the left of the dock is the Unicorn, 118 feet long, with an all female crew.

The larger ship is the Bounty, 180 feet long and built in 1960 for the movie "Mutiny on the Bounty". She was also featured in "Pirates of the Caribbean".

I'd love the opportunity to take a trip on such a ship, a voyage from the past, an experience to treasure.

1 comment:

  1. wonderful photos - too bad i get violently ill with seasickness or i would want to be on board immediately....