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Port Huron "Tall Ships" Festival was a Great Adventure

Real Estate Agent with The Michigan Group - Livingston

Tall Ship Festival - Port Huron 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?

diane rometty

As a marine artist participating in this magnificent Tallship Festival, I was in awe of the great history and public interest  present during this truly unique event!   What a priviledge to actually be  in constant view of these beautiful vessels, while talking with so many people from all around the U.S. who actually had sailed one of the ships or worked  on them in some capacity.  Not to mention all the naval engineers and boat and ship craftsmen who shared stories and points of interest with me . I have some great photos to remember this experience, yet the most outstanding thing I take with me is the fact that Acheson Ventures took such a very unique and tasteful interest and presented a first class festival.  Looking forward to the next one!!

I am currently working on a series of tallship illustrations..ongoing since 2003...with ship number 6 on my drawing board as we speak.  Included in the series: Pride of Baltimore II   Niagara...Concordia...Highlander Sea.....True North.....

The"Madeline"will be presented for the first time Sept. 13,2008.

My artwork is currently being displayed at Studio 1219 in Port Huron  and at  Gifts Afloat and Steve's Cuisine in St. Clair Shores, Mi

Aug 22, 2008 02:28 AM