Day Two of Festival of Sail

Updated: August 12, 2019 10:49 PM

Day two of Festival of Sail did not disappoint! Folks lined up to board the different tall ships, like the US Brig Niagara.


Crew members like Alyx Carr took turns at five different stations, sharing knowledge with the tourists. "The more questions you get asked, the more you understand the boat. You understand how they view the boat, instead of how you view the boat," she told us.

There are six other vessels to see on the water, and the Leif Erickson Viking ship, plus the giant rubber duck.

But Mama Duck did not enjoy the wind. And they had to deflate her on Tuesday morning.

Alexis Rudolph, from Henning, collects rubber duckies. So she had to come and check out the giant one. "I think it's pretty cool they made a 61 foot rubber ducky. And it needs a bath, cause it's dirty," she laughed.

Her mom, Lisa, said she was impressed with all the sails and ropes!

And a group of seven from Minneapolis made sure they made the trek. Samantha Rivera said, "Erik, my son, is a little pirate. He wanted to see a real live ship. So when I saw the billboard in January, I booked the tickets right away. We didn't want to miss out!"

Erik got to see Captain Jack Sparrow, who was taking pictures outside of the Niagara during the day.

A big thank you to the captain and crew from the Niagara, for letting us broadcast our show from there at 5pm and 6pm!

The festival continues into Tuesday.

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