Tall Ships (north)Paul VonGoertz said this week that Knife River “ended up having an impromptu Tall Ship Festival of its own.” That’s after the HMS Bounty anchored near Knife Island last week before heading into Duluth Thursday for its weekend event.
Paul VonGoertz said this week that Knife River “ended up having an impromptu Tall Ship Festival of its own.” That’s after the HMS Bounty anchored near Knife Island last week before heading into Duluth Thursday for its weekend event. The shoreline and the water was buzzing with onlookers Wednesday night.
Another treat came Monday night when the Pride of Baltimore came up from Duluth for an overnight stay. Von Goertz, who took this picture, thinks it was part of a trip tour. It returned to Duluth Tuesday and headed off to the next festival in Green Bay.
The Bounty passed through the area again Monday, as seen from Agate Bay in Two Harbors headed for Thunder Bay under motor power.
“Folks from Knife River took advantage of the magnificent ships, clear skies, sunrise and sunset and calm seas to venture into the lake with everything from paddle boats to canoes,” VonGoertz said. “There were pulling boats, kayaks and sail and power boats of all kinds to see the ships,” he said.
In the photo by Von Goertz, Alex Comb of Two Harbors rows as daughter Fiona reads a book and neighbor Janice Doe sits in the stern Wednesday near Knife Island as the Bounty took anchor. The three-masted vessel proved to be the most popular in Duluth and the largest of the ships but of little interest to these three in this moment. Von Goertz also took the photo of the kayakers.
The tree-framed shot of the Bounty and the one showing Moss Island are from Tom Peterson of Knife River, father of News-Chronicle reporter Sonja Peterson.
Editor Mike Creger took the parting shot of the Bounty Monday.