Over the course of four months, up to 20 tall sailing ships were scheduled to visit each of the Great Lakes. While most of the ships are home-ported around the Great Lakes, the fleet also included an authentic wooden replica of a Spanish galleon, a replica of a Viking longship built in Norway, and a schooner from Nova Scotia. The ships race in between ports. We were fortunate to be able to tour some of the ships at the Bay City Tall Ship Celebration. This year was the 6th year that Bay City has hosted the ships.