Tall Ships Kenosha

Red Witch


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Tall Ships Kenosha

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Kenosha harbor
Sixth Avenue & 54th Street - Kenosha, WI 53140
Information: 262-237-8641
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The spectacular sight of brigantines, schooners and other tall ships will once again line the Kenosha harbor, as the City of Kenosha hosts the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® in the Great Lakes. Kenosha is one of 11 host ports on the Great Lakes in 2019. It has been more than a decade since Kenosha hosted a tall ships festival.

The 2019 event expects to include at least six tall ships for the festival. August 1: Vessels will arrive in a “parade of sail” on the afternoon of August 1, led by Kenosha’s own tall ship – Red Witch. August 2-4: Explore the majestic vessels from stern to bow. Specific ships will offer sail-away tours on Lake Michigan. Live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, and children’s activities will add to the festivities. The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® travels through the Great Lakes every three years. Over the course of 10 weeks, a core fleet of ships will make its way through Lake Erie and Lake Huron, before traveling to Lake Michigan, with ports in Green Bay and Kenosha. Between ports, Tall Ships America organizes races among the tall ships. The festivals in host ports offer an opportunity for visitors to explore the vessels and meet the crew. Tall Ships America is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting sail training in North America, and supporting education aboard and about tall ships.