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
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By: Stephen Kent
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.
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Google Map from down town to the river's mouth.
Ships dock between the two bridges at bottom of map.
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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
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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