Tall Ships Festival comes to Green Bay

Associated Press

Tall Ships Festival comes to Green Bay

CREATED Aug. 16, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug. 16, 2013

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The schooner Appledore IV has begun carrying passengers from Sturgeon Bay to Green Bay as part of a tall-ships festival, and organizers hope more people visit this weekend to find out what sailing was like in the 18th century.

The 85-foot schooner carried 20 passengers Thursday through the waters of Green Bay. At times the only sounds aboard were the wind and the waves slapping the hull.

A Press-Gazette Media report says a 15-person crew hoisted sails and handled navigation.

The two-masted vessel was built in 1989. It's designed in the style of ships that sailed the Great Lakes and along the East coast in centuries past.

The Appledore IV's captain, David Leanza, says passengers get to see what life is really like for crew members aboard sailing vessels.

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Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

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