With the 2013 Tall Ships Erie festival scheduled for September 5-8, the vessel lineup has begun to take shape. Several vessel websites have indicated that the vessels will be in Erie for the festival. U.S. BRIG NIAGARA will headline the festival.
Tall ship PEACEMAKER, based on Long Island, visited Savannah, Georgia in December. Onboard, the vessel had posted a map of the ports at which the vessel would call in 2013. Erie, Pennsylvania was among them.
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II, a 2010 visitor, is scheduled to be back. Toronto-based PATHFINDER and PLAYFAIR, both of which cancelled in 2010 due to weather, have listed Erie on their 2013 sailing schedules. - Updated 4/1/13: Neither vessel will be attending
UNICORN and St. LAWRENCE II are scheduled as well.
I will continue to update as more vessels are announced. There are reportedly about eight vessels scheduled for the ceremony this year.
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II inbound Erie, September 9, 2010.