The ‘Parade of Sails,’ the official entrance of the fleet on their way up the Saginaw River towards downtown Bay City (Michigan). This was the start of the 2010 Bay City Tall Ships Festival. Yes, the ceremony is called ‘Parade of Sails,’ but during the entire festival there was very little wind. Therefore the ships used their onboard engines. Otherwise, the temperature was excellent during their stay (well, maybe a little bit on the hot side). These photos were taken from the Edward M. Golson Boat Launch and Nature Area. Since there were twelve ships in the fleet, I arranged the pictures in the order of appearance:
Appledore V, Denis Sullivan, Europa, Bounty II, Lynx, Roald Amundsen, Pride of Baltimore II, Playfair, Roseway, Pathfinder, Appledore IV and Madeline.