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Festival of Sail / Tall Ships 2022 Two Harbors


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Here are some drone shots from this morning.  Yesterday the big guy shot off his cannon, a warning shot across the Canadians nose.  Ore boat and train traffic are right on target making for a busy harbor.  This harbor hasn't been this busy since the 1940's.  I've snuck into the event 3 times already, I parked my RZR down there with a nice price tag on it.  See how clear that water is, it's 40-60 feet deep there.  

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There is also a shipwreck on the other side of the harbor visible in one of those shots.  The Samuel Ely was built in 1869 and sank by that far breakwater in 1896.

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I did finally get my vendor pass but like everything else I forgot it and snuck in anyways.  I volunteer with the LCHS giving tours and info about the lighthouse and train depot.

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Attendance this year is like next to none.  All of the dedicated parking lots are empty, and all of the pop up parking areas are also empty.  I'd say the event organizers totally fucked the duck this year.  They didn't even approach the city counsel until sometime in May.  Speaking of the duck, they didn't even put it in the water this year.

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23 hours ago, Fireball 440 said:

Attendance this year is like next to none.  All of the dedicated parking lots are empty, and all of the pop up parking areas are also empty.  I'd say the event organizers totally fucked the duck this year.  They didn't even approach the city counsel until sometime in May.  Speaking of the duck, they didn't even put it in the water this year.

Were they taking lessons from the Duluth planning committee???😬😬

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On 8/7/2022 at 5:44 PM, Greasemonkey said:

Were they taking lessons from the Duluth planning committee???😬😬

They never even approached the Two Harbors City Counsil until May of this year, so they had around 60 days to throw it all together LOL!

So as it turned out the best day for us locals was Monday and Tuesday, the days after the "event" was over.  I can't see how any local business got any benefit of all of this.  Street parking was closed off in the entire town, and it was like a ghost town.  No traffic anywhere, and 50 extra police cars driving around all goofing off with each other.  There was a group of 10 cops from all over the place all congregated in front of Holiday laughing and giggling.  I drove up, got gas, went in and paid, came out walked right through them, and drove away.  My tabs expired June 22.  Not one of them noticed.

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Very, very cool!  I wish I could've been there, but am in the process of moving.  

Thanks for the photos!

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