Tall Ships Festival returns to Duluth as presented by: Minnesota Public Radio

The 2013 Tall Ships Festival is expected to draw even more people than IN 2010, the last time Duluth hosted a similar event, according to Terry Mattson, president and CEO of Visit Duluth. The nine ships that year attracted about 250,000 visitors to the world's largest inland port. Some of the thousands of visitors this year walked along the waterfront on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Nine majestic sailing ships evoking our nation's nautical past sailed into the Duluth harbor Thursday afternoon, July 25, 2013, during the Grand Parade of Sail that signals the start of the city's five-day Tall Ships Festival. Above, Pride of Baltimore II crewmembers including Melissa Brauner, of New Orleans, left, and Chad Lossing, of Big Rapids, Mich., work on the ship's sails as it enters the harbor. Melissa Brauner, of New Orleans, at the wheel of the Pride of Baltimore II, after she navigated it into the harbor in Duluth.

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