Detailed Traffic Advisory for Tall Ships Arrival in City of Duluth’s Harbor [VIDEO]
Excitement for the Tall Ships can be felt everywhere you venture in the City of Duluth and even in the outlaying communities. There are 250,000 visitors expected to come view the magnificent ships and that means travel, parking, and observing will be a challenge. The Duluth Police Department has issued a traffic advisory that will answer some of your questions, and give great suggestions on how to make your experience a memorable one.
On Thursday, July 25, the Tall Ships will have a "Grand Parade of Sail" starting at 2:00p.m. The ships will enter the bay area through the ship canal in three waves. Expect extreme traffic congestion in the Canal Park/Aerial Lift Bridge area during the entire afternoon of July 29. Police suggest that those wanting to view the "sail-in" (Parade of Sail) should park in the DECC, Bayfront, or downtown areas and walk to the waterfront. The festival grounds area will open at 11:00 AM on Thursday.
Many Tall Ship events will be taking place in the Bayfront Park area on Friday, July 26, Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28. The festival grounds area will open at 9:00 a.m.each day and will stay open until 11:00 PM. During this time period, expect large amounts of traffic on 5th Avenue West, Railroad Street, Garfield Avenue and in the Canal Park area. Significant traffic delays should be expected. Watch for officers directing traffic in these areas.
Curious? Here are tall ships arriving in the harbor when they visited two years ago. It is certainly something you need to experience in person, in your lifetime. It's takes your breath away.....