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Maritime Festival Tall Ships Event

Here's the message I sent out;


It’s looking like the ships are expected in the Duluth Piers sometime around 4:00 (1600) Thursday, July 31st. Figuring a speed of 6 knots will put them off Knife River about 1:00 (1300). So, we’re figurin’ on sailing to the NE about 10:00 to see if we can intercept. I’m thinking they should be between Sand and Eagle Islands about 10:00. We should be able to catch up with them when Bark Point is abaft their beam.

Today, the weather service is predicting NE winds 5 to 15 knots becoming E 10 to 20 on Thursday. If this holds true it’ll be the best point of sail for all three of the tall ships and the Niagara will probably be flying at least top gallants (though possibly the royals as well if closer to 15 knots than 20).

I’m attaching as PDF’s the information I have. Let’s meet at the boat about 9:30. Whimsea is well found even having a life raft but if you have a favorite life jacket, you’re more than welcome to bring it. If we sail all the way down to Duluth with those tall ships we may not be back to the marina before 8:00 (2000). We’ll have coffee, tea and lemonade and muffins in the morning and some snacks. Otherwise, bring some refreshments. Let me know if you have any questions or anything.

Fair winds,

Troy & Karen


Permalink 01:47:01 pm, Categories: Book Review, Events, 174 words   English (US)

McDougall's Dream

Posted by Troy A. Brown

Superior Public Museums is holding the second annual fund raising event to preserve the SS Meteor Whaleback on Saturday, September 16th.

Being familiar with the Lake Superior Marine Museum's work ( it makes sense to also familiarize ourselves with similar happenings on the other side of the St. Louis bay.

"The dinner and silent auction is on-board the SS Meteor and includes; Optional 5 pm tour, entertainment, silent auction, cash bar, gourmet buffet featuring a variety of savory canapes and fresh summer salads, along with pan seared bistro steak, grilled pork tenderloin, pan fried whitefish and assorted deserts prepared by Kirk Batrud of the Boathouse Restaurant."

Karen and I have invited my mom along to sail with us from Knife River to Barker's Island Marina to spend the night and attend the event. We've toured the SS Meteor a few times and thought this would be a lot of fun to have dinner aboard and help preserve this interesting ship development sidebar.


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