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Bay City's last Tall Ship Celebration attracted an estimated 350,000 visitors.

In an attempt to equal or outpace that turnout, organizers of this year's event have lined up an armada much different from the 2001 fleet.

Only five of the ships coming this year are repeat ships from 2001, said Shirley M. Roberts, executive director of the Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Fifteen ships will be in port Thursday through Aug. 18 to take part in the 2003 Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City.

Of those, only the Appledore IV, Pride of Baltimore II, Madeline, Mist of Avalon and True North of Toronto were among the 14 ships that docked in Bay City last time.   more...

 



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