Tall Ships Dock in Bayfield

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Two tall ships have docked in Bayfield.

The Pathfinder and the Playfair will be in the Bayfield harbour until Sunday evening.

Mike Dixon is the chair of the Optimists Tall Ships committee and the Optimists are one of ten local service clubs bringing the ships to the habour.

Dixon says the ships are both two-masted square riggers, 72 ft long, and both with a permanent crew of about ten. Each ship also carries a temporary crew of a dozen students who sign on for one to two weeks.

Bayfield is the first of eight stops the tall ships will make on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes this summer.