In a throwback to Duluth's rich maritime tradition, three old fashioned tall ships have sailed into the Duluth Harbor.
Trevor Roy was at the port and has more.
The Pride of Baltimore Two, The Madeline, and the Niagara finished up their long voyage across Lake Superior.
The three vessels have a heritage including the Niagara which is a replica of its namesake that fought in the war of 1812.
The ships sailed into town for the Duluth Maritime Festival and Sarah Krueger, a sailboat fan, is excited for the tourists who have lifted their anchors and made the jaunt to Duluth.
"So we're going to have a busy weekend, we're really excited for that and everyone's really excited to see the tall ships come through and check them out, it's going to be, it's going to be a fun time in canal park this weekend. "
Captain Jay Ruzak of the Madeline says the journey is half the fun of coming to these events.
"Sailed the apostle islands for three days even rougher duty, with perfect weather and perfect seas"
The Madeline is a schooner that's based out of Traverse City Michigan, but what does the captain's wife think about him spending so much time with the other lady in his life.
"How bout those Cubs. "Laughter"
Gene Shaw of Visit Duluth says The Maritime Festival is a huge draw for Duluth.
"There are people here from all over the state and from out of state primarily to see the ships"
The tall ships will be in port all weekend, and tours will be available for the public.
In Duluth, Trevor Roy, the NorthlandsNewscenter.