Friday, July 14, 2006
Even though the weather is a little rough, nothing is stopping the tall ships sailing into the North Coast Harbor for this year's Huntington Cleveland Harborfest. The festival kicked off with the Parade of Sail. Opening ceremonies are taking place from 3 to 8 p.m. There are 12 tall ships in Cleveland for the five-day festival. Great Lakes Science Center's Linda Abraham-Silver said they are thrilled to partner with the Mather Museum to make the Harborfest happen. She said visitors can come down to the North Coast Harbor, tour some of the ships, and even sail on some of them.Organizers said each ship has a rich history and has seen many adventures. Some of the ships were pirate ships, others carried merchandise to many ports, and all of them have a story to tell. From Thursday through Sunday, you will be able to go on board the ships, talk to their captains and crews and go sailing.All weekend, families can come down to North Coast Harbor and be entertained with dozens of events, from learning to tie knots to raising the sails on the ships. There will also be a big party on Saturday night for adults. General activities take place from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.