Tall ships return to the Great Lakes

Jan 21, 2016

El Galeon Andalucia will come to the Great Lakes from Spain this summer for the Tall Ships Challenge.
Credit Tall Ships America

Tall Ships America will return to the Great Lakes this summer. The event, Tall Ships Challenge, will bring the fleet to every lake and will include a stop in Bay City.  A race from Bay City to the Straits of Mackinac is also planned. On Lake Michigan, the race will likely be from Chicago to Green Bay.

There will be about 20 ships in the fleet, including two this year from Europe - a Spanish galleon and Viking-style ship from Norway.

Peter Payette spoke with the manager of the challenge, Erin Short.