We visited the Port Huron - Atchenson Development, Tall Ship festival on Saturday, June 28th. The Fireworks display, started at 10:00 PM and were spectacular.
Since my last visit to the Port Hurlon, Atchenson real estate Development is responsible for waterfront improvements, the south warehouse, previously used for sugar beet storage, has been converted to an event center. Amenities include an elevator, warming kitchen, bathrooms, and glass overhead doors that open to the waterfront for those special summer days.
The Atchenson Terminal is the home-port of the tall ship, Highlander Sea and the decommissioned USCG Cutter Bramble. It was a maritime experience to walk on the decks of these former US Naval Ships.
The Tall Ships festival, hosted the U.S. Brig Niagara. Built in 1988 as a reconstruction of the warship aboard which Oliver Hazard Perry won the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. Her primary mission is to preserve the skills of square rig seafaring and to interpret the history of the Lake Erie Campaign during the War of 1812.
Do you think the art of sailing these fine wind driven vessels is becoming a lost art?