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Schooners sail into Tacoma

Post by Cole Cosgrove on April 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm with 1 Comment »
April 24, 2010 4:47 pm
The Zodiac sails Saturday out of Commencement Bay during the Schooner Rendezvous. (Photo by Cole Cosgrove)

Twelve tall-mast ships are plying the waters of Commencement Bay this weekend for the Schooner Rendezvous. The festival runs through 6 tonight, then continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma.

Admission costs $5; parking also costs $5. The schooners are open for tours, and some offer sailings.

Organizers hope it will become an annual event to kick off the schooner sailing season in Puget Sound.

“It creates excitement on the waterfront, which is growing in its uniqueness and its beauty,” Stan Selden, president of the Tacoma Waterfront Association, said Saturday.

For more information, go to tacomawaterfrontassociation.org.

Look for a full story Monday.

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  1. Our family went down to the Foss waterfront and had a good time touring these historic schooners, including one that was built for the Johnson & Johnson family, and one that used to belong to musician Neil Young. Hope lots of people attend on Sunday–good barbecue too!

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