Tall Ships Erie held an informational event at the Erie Maritime Museum this evening seeking sponsors, vendors and volunteers for their event to be held from September 9 through September 12 of this year. For more information on the event, visit their website. Ships for the event were announced at the event, however, at this time the group is not allowing their names to be released publicly.
Also note that this is NOT the first tall ships event in Erie in a decade; the last one was in 2003.
ESB 112 and ESB 113 have been renamed WITTE 1407 and WITTE 1406, respectively. These barges will likely be towed out of Erie to the east coast sometime in May. I will update when I learn more about this.
Also, Erie Shipbuilding-built barges PAV 101, PAV 102 and PAV 103 have been renamed WITTE 1404, WITTE 1408 and WITTE 1409, respectively.
Tall Ships Erie chairman Brian Scott speaks at the event on Thursday evening.
WITTE 1407 and WITTE 1406 at dock this evening.
PAV 101 in Erie, October 21, 2007.
PAV 102 in Erie on October 26, 2007.
CROW and PAV 103 secured above Lock 7 of the Welland Canal on the morning of November 11, 2007, awaiting dowbound transit.