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Shanties & Shipwrecks


Come sail the Great Lakes and the Seven Seas with Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra. Their latest production draws on the bountiful collection of sea shanties, sailing songs and rowdy sailors-in-port songs that have come down through time from those that roamed the great waters aboard vessels of wood with canvas sails. Of course not all of the wayfaring men returned to dry land. Hear their stories too in song, story and big screen pictures. If you’re looking for a great adventure, a good-timing, rousing night of great music – climb aboard the big ship Chautauqua. Sea Shanties, work songs, voyageur tunes, drinking songs, ghost stories… come join the crew you landlubber you.

Performing Arts Type

  • Music


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