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First Three Ships Coming In From Saginaw Bay

River Lined With People as Tall Ships Arrive

Every boat launch and other good viewing area had people

July 15, 2010       Leave a Comment
By: Stephen Kent

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From mid-morning until evening people lined the banks of the Saginaw River to watch the Parade of Sail as the ships arrived in Bay City for the Tall Ship Celebration 2010. Some paid from $4 to $6 to park at public boat launches. Others found the free sites.

High winds prevented the boats from navigating the river under sail, but it was still a sight to see as the ships slowly motored the several miles from the mouth of the river to the center of town.

As the ships reached downtown, and fired cannon salutes, they were greeted by people on the bridges, the docks, at Waterfall Park, and at the seawall.




5087, 7775, 7776


Google Map from down town to the river's mouth.
Ships dock between the two bridges at bottom of map.
Link to Full Google Map



Part of a large group at the mouth of the river.



Patterson Road DNR Boat Launch across from Kern Power Plant



Short lived downpour at the Bangor Township Independence Bridge Boat Launch



View from Bangor Launch, to Independence Bridge and Golson Boat in distance on east side.



Essexville's Golson Boat Launch on the East Side



Early arrivals at the Wirt Stone Yard in Essexville.
Free access, but for walk-ins only



Europa passing Wheeler Landing Yacht Harbor



Waiting for the Ships at the East Side seawall downtown


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Steve Kent and his family have lived in Bay City for 40 years. He is VP of Technical Services at MMCC which produces MyBayCity.Com. Kent is active in many Bay City civic organizations.

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