The Tall Ships Festival made it’s way back to Northeast Wisconsin this week. On Monday, they arrived in my hometown of Sturgeon Bay and I was sure to get out and photograph them. I always enjoy watching these ships come in. Being on the shore of Lake Michigan, we see a lot of marine traffic from pleasure craft all summer to shipping freighters in the winter, but tall ships are a little more rare. So when 9 of them come it at once, it’s definitely an event!
I positioned myself at the end of the Old Train Bridge to get a view of them as they came in to the downtown area. I grabbed a few photos of the Picton Castle and others before walking to the Oregon Street bridge to get a shot of the Price of Baltimore and Santa Maria go through the Michigan Street “Steel Bridge.”
Later that evening, I went to check out all the ships as they were docked around town. I photographed the ships with a stunning sunset and beautiful twilight.
Early the next morning, I got up early to get some sunrise photos of the ships before they departed through the canal on their way to Algoma. I even sent the drone up for some photos and video.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the Tall Ships Wisconsin 2019 festival.