C Cleveland

Saturday, July 24, 2010

There's always so much going in Cleveland during the summer. One of my favorite traditions is the Tall Ships Festival. The third weekend in July, Clevelanders eagerly look toward the waterfront to see a fleet of historically replicated old ships sailing into the harbor.

Playfair, Brig

Roald Amundsen, Brig

Niagara, Brig

Bounty, Full Rigged Ship

The Appledore IV, Topsail Schooner

The Festival begins with a parade as the ships are escorted to the dock. The four day event includes a maritime market, live entertainment, food vendors and a children's play area. And, of course, tours of these glorious ships.

I think my favorite would have to be Unicorn, because of my "I am woman, hear me roar" mentality.

Unicorn,Topsail Schooner

The owners of Unicorn partner with a non-profit organization called Sisters Under Sail, whose mission is to help teenage girls and women build confidence and self-esteem, develop social consciousness and learn the value of teamwork.

Oh. And did I mention it has an all female crew?

Mark your calendars for next year. No pirates, please.


  1. Those are gorgeous. Would love to tour one.


    Hope all is well with you and yours.

  2. Sounds like fun...and you can tell I came from Oregon because I thought to myself...is Cleveland on a ocean?

  3. Another faaabulous post celebrating your beautiful city, Chrissy!

    OMG...the photographs of those ships are breathtaking. I feel like Johnny Depp as a pirate on the Caribbean. And I love that the Unicorn is an all female crew!

    You GO, girls!

    Thanks for sharing, my friend!

    X to you and Bern!


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