On July 8 to 10, 2016, the Tall Ships Lake Erie tour stopped in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. It is the smallest port to be visited by the tour, which bypassed Cleveland this year because of conflict with the Republican National Convention. We had planned to visit on the first day, a Friday (with daughter-in-law Lilla and her brother Iain), but the potential for thunderstorms and extremely hot weather forced us to postpone until Sunday, the final day.
As it turned out, it was a wise decision; the temperature hovered around the low 80s, and there was plenty of sunshine. We saw eight ships (a list follows), and Lilla and Iain purchased tickets to allow them to board. Needless to say, we got plenty of great photos. Afterward, we drove a few miles to Grand River for lunch at Brennan's Fish House. I have included photos taken at Pickle Bill's, a colorful place (to say the least) across from Brennan's.
The 2016 Tall Ships at Fairport Harbor include:
Appledore IV, Bay City, Mich. Denis Sullivan, Milwaukee Dragon Harald Harfagre, Norway El Galeon Andalucia, Spain Mist of Avalon, Nova Scotia Niagara, Erie Pride of Baltimore II, Baltimore When and If, New York