July 26-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: July: July 26-10
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Photo by E. Neil Harri
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Photo by Roland Burgan
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Photo by Roland Burgan

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 07:07 am:

In another Tall Ship sailing adventure, the 137 foot Schooner, S/V Denis Sullivan once again sailed Lake Superior's waters to arrive in the Houghton/Hancock area this past weekend and will be here until tomorrow. She makes quite an impressive sight gliding over the Big Lake with full sails in the photo from E. Neil Harri. But it looks like the schooner motored in, to pass under the bridge and head for dockage on the Houghton side of the canal. Roland Burgan was on hand to snap the last two photos of the ship as it came alongside the pier. For more information about the travels of the Denis Sullivan, click here: Youth Expedition - S/V Denis Sullivan.

By gretchen arnold (Garnold) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 07:22 am:

Good morning everyone! These ships are beautiful. Would love to see them someday,especially in Houghton/Hancock. We will be in the area on vacation in 2 weeks but I am sure they will be gone by then. Oh well maybe next time.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 07:27 am:

We are heading for Duluth on Friday to watch the tall ships. They'll be there this weekend. Should be fun.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 07:44 am:

Deb, you will be amazed! They are awesome!

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:49 am:

We saw one yesterday off near the horizon, could see a flag flying from the top of the mast and it had all of its sails up and was headed east. As a matter of fact there is one straight out from us now with just a bit of the lowest sails raised. Oops, one of them is now down and I can hear the motor from shore. The hull looks to be black with a square stern that has three large windows. I can't make out the flags.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 09:25 am:

If you can, please visit this ship and go aboard...well worth it! Used to board the tall ships when they were moored on the Canadian side of the St. Clair River across from Port Huron. What a step "back in time". One was the Half Moon, Henry Hudson's boat. Beautiful pictures...thank you!

By Just me (Jaby) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 11:00 am:

Oh what beautiful photos today. We are so blessed to live by the "big lake".

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 11:35 am:

We visited the "Tall Ships" in Oxnard, CA. several years ago. Great experience..!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 04:13 pm:

Like the Christopher Cross song, "Sailing."

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 04:50 pm:

The first photo looks like a model sail boat in a pond. Hey Neil, do you really have an airplane or are really you a master of optical illusions? :)
Nice pics!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 04:54 pm:

...and speaking of songs, lets not forget "Wooden Ships" CSNY:
Wooden ships on the water, very free, and easy
Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 05:42 pm:

These ships make me think of the song usually heard around Christmas time, "Three Ships".

By Ray & Chris (Ray) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 07:22 pm:

As an occasional Pasty Poster, I can also tell you that sailing on a Tall Ship is also fantastic. I'm a trained/volunteer Deck Hand on the Schooner Madeline, out of Traverse City. She's part of the non profit fleet of the Maritime Heritage Alliance. Take a look at their web site and note the sailing schedule.


By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:28 pm:

I got to sail on the Denis Sullivan for six days. Was quite the experience. I was very nervous the first day because of previous sailing experiences on Superior. That tapered off, but never went away. Visited one of Superiors' deep spots and got a bottom sample, visited Superior shoal and got a bottom sample, and Isle Royale where we neither got nor gave a bottom sample. The ship is equiped with a microscope that's hooked to a computer and you get to see what you scraped up in your samples in real time. For instance there were hydras. That was a suprise to me. In my simple mind I thought hydras were salt water creatures. The "pros" in the group identified many other critters and critteretts. After sailing around the Canadian side of Isle Royale and visiting the wreck America where we got our R.O.V tangled in it, we headed back to Houghton. Usually meteors streak across the sky. The last night while I was wheeling (we all took turns) I happened to look up and I do believe I witnessed a meteor that was aimed right at us. SOOO glad it was one of the little ones!

By Ray & Chris (Ray) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 08:51 pm:

Rowdy, that's awsome! At this point, due to work, all I've been able to do has been day sails on the Madeline. Some day, I'll be on the crew that goes to other ports on the Great Lakes. Fair Winds.

By Charles Pomazal (Cpomazal) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 09:33 pm:

As we left town on Sunday morning I saw another ship tied up right ahead of the Sullivan. Who was she?

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 01:21 am:

Dave Poisson, who works on the Portage Lift Bridge, told me that it was the Roald Amundsen, which was on it's way to Duluth for the Tall Ship festivities there this week. Apparently one of their cooks had cut his finger badly and needed medical attention.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 10:57 am:

Finger food?

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