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Attend the Tall Ship Festival

This festival is held in Bay City. There will pirate reenactments and a lot of people dress in period costumes. This should be a fun day and should offer a lot of opportunities to photograph. For more information about the festival go to:

Admission to the festival is $8.00.
The lighthouse tour is $7.00 and it takes an hour and a half. You get there by boat.
Tall ship deck tours require a "Souvenoir Passport" to be purchased. It is good for all 3 days of the event. The cost is $8 before June 30 and $10 after June 30. These may be purchased in advance on their website.

The web address is:

More details to follow about where we will meet up at.

If you would like to stay for the weekend, I would suggest that you book a hotel now as I am sure they will fill up fast.

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  • Kurt A B.

    Attending on Friday with Michelle

    July 11, 2013

  • Tom C.

    Ginger, how are we actually going to meet-up? With all the people gathered at the park I don't see how it is possible for me to know anyone from the group. Or is this a situation where we don't actually meet and just go abnout on our own? I was really hoping to meet other members of the group and get to know one another since this is my first time joining on a photo adventure. Tom Clark

    July 8, 2013

    • Ginger H.

      Tom, I was planning to actually meet up some place but fate had other plans for me. I was not working when I plannnd this. I now have job and I am working on Friday until 2:30pm. I Will be coming after work. Do you know of a restaurant that we could meet at for dinner. Then I will let everyone know that we will meet there. Let me know. Thanks , Ginger

      July 8, 2013

    • Tom C.

      Ginger there are so many resteraunts downtown??? anyhow just two blocks up from the park entrance is one called 'American Kitchen' which offers a great burger menu. It's on Center Ave. between Washington and Saginaw streets.

      July 10, 2013

  • Ginger H.

    I am not going to be able to be there on Friday at all. I am now back to work. I hope everyone has fun on Friday. I will be going up on Saturday morning instead. Please feel free to go when you are able and I would love to see your pictures uploaded to the site.

    July 10, 2013

  • Debbie M.

    Going to the Rolling Sculpture Car Show in Ann Arbor on Friday, but I might try to go see the tall ships on Thursday. Have fun!

    July 8, 2013

    • Tom C.

      Debbie, if you plan on thursday I am going to suggest you attempt to arrive by 11:00 at the Smith Park in Essexville as this is the first public place on the river that the ships will be parading by (around noon) on their way downtown to the mooring locations. It's a great location to catch tem in open water and at a distance where you can get full view of the ships. some will be under sail as well, Tom Clark

      July 9, 2013

  • Lisa W.


    July 1, 2013

    • Ginger H.

      Sorry, Lisa but Cheryl wanted to go and this is her weekend to work.

      July 8, 2013

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