Tall Ships to return to Green Bay

Published 08/22 2012 07:34PM

Updated 03/22 2013 02:49PM

Green Bay, Wis.(WFRV)--Ahoy! The excitement is already here for the 2013 Bay Lake Bank Tall Ship Festival.
    Announced today, it will be taking place next August at Leicht Memorial Park in Green Bay.
    The festival features replicas of sailing vessels from the 18th century. New additions include Five After Five - five dollar admission after five pm  to walk the shores of the ships.
    Also, there will be an emphasis on education -- featuring lessons about what life is like on board.
    The neville public museum is ecstatic about playing a huge role. Says Ralph Johnson, the Executive Director of the Neville Public Museum, "We're excited about being part of this festival, we're looking forward to the educational and public programming, talking about the heritage, talking about the environment, talking about this wonderful community that all of us call home." 
    The festival is expected to draw more than 60-thousand people, and have an economic impact of more than three and a half million dollars.

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