Duluth, MN - March 17, 2013 --- Visit Duluth announced today that ticket sales for Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 will be available beginning at 10 AM on Monday, April 1. Join us on the shores of the world's greatest lake for Tall Ships Duluth 2013. It's a rare chance to catch a glimpse; step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore, July 25- July 29, 2013.
In 2013, guests will have a chance to see a number of ships that have not visited Duluth previously, including the SS Sorlandet from Norway, Schooner Hindu from Key West and the Peacemaker, built in Brazil.
"We've received a great response. Our Tall Ships were so popular in 2010 that fans can't wait to come back," said Terry Mattson, President/CEO of Visit Duluth. More than 250,000 people attended the event three years ago making it northern Minnesota's largest event ever. In 2010 the award-winning spectacle attracted visitors from 42 states and four Canadian Provinces. What's more, it generated a $15 million direct economic impact on the city.
Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 will showcase domestic and international ships, including some of the most acclaimed worldwide:
• SS Sorlandet
• Schooner Hindu
• Flagship Niagara
• Pride of Baltimore II
• S/V Denis Sullivan
• Privateer Lynx
• Coaster II
• Additional ships to be announced
A Multi-Day On Board Ship Tour Pass is available for $17; $14 for youth 5-10 years old; and free to children 4 and under (except daysails). The pass also provides four-day access to the festival grounds and countless activities.
In addition to onboard tours, Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 will offer the opportunity for visitors to sail on Lake Superior aboard the Privateer Lynx, S/V Denis Sullivan and the Schooner Hindu. Each vessel will sail several times daily beginning Friday, July 26, providing not only an educational glimpse into daily life aboard a tall ship, but also the grandeur of experiencing Lake Superior under sail. Cost for each ticket is $95.
Other ticket options include:
• A Parade of Sail which allows purchasers the opportunity to sail into Duluth under the Aerial Lift Bridge into the Duluth Harbor aboard a Tall Ship for $150.
• A Single-Day Dockside Viewing Festival Pass is available for $6; $5 for youth 5-10 years old; and free to children 1-4 years old. This pass provides one-day access to dockside ship views and the festival grounds.
Dockside passes also include access to educational workshops, entertainment and the festival grounds. While onboard experiences have rather limited capacities, dockside viewing has great capacity. The festival grounds can easily accommodate upwards of 60,000 fans per day.
Another enhancement over 2010, the Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 festival atmosphere will encompass Bayfront Festival Park, Harbor Drive behind the DECC and the area located behind Grandma's Sports Garden. There will be food and refreshments, a Parade of Sail, musical performances, family activities and educational programs.
On Monday, July 29, Tall Ship fans will be treated to a noon start of the Tall Ships® Challenge race from Duluth to Sault Ste Marie, MI. The only leg of the race taking part on Lake Superior.
Tall Ships® Duluth 2013 is made possible by Duluth's official destination marketing organization, Visit Duluth, Draw Events and the event's sponsors. For more information about Tall Ships® Duluth 2013, including ticket information, go online to www.visitduluth.com.