PDD Quiz: Tall Ships

Set sail for this week’s Perfect Duluth Day quiz, which tests your knowledge of Duluth’s various tall ship festivals.

The next PDD quiz will review this month’s headlines; it will be published on Aug. 28. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Aug. 25.


You sure know your ships! Bravo!

Better luck next time!

#1 In what year did Duluth host its first tall ship-oriented event?

The inaugural 2008 Duluth Maritime Festival drew an estimated 125,000 visitors.

#2 How many tall ships docked at the Duluth harbor during the inaugural festival?

The Madeline, the U.S Brig Niagara, and the Pride of Baltimore docked behind the DECC. Read more about the inaugural festival on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#3 How many vessels participated in the 2010 Tall Ships Festival?

Of the nine ships that participated in the 2010 festival, only eight were part of the Grand Parade, as the S/V Denis Sullivan was delayed by storms. Read more about the 2010 festival on the Superior Trails blog.

#4 The 2010 Tall Ships Festival included a performance of this opera at Bayfront Festival Park.

UMD students performed the opera; the Duluth News Tribune reviewed the event here.

#5 Why did the schooner Halie & Matthew withdraw from the 2013 Tall Ships Festival?

Lake Superior Magazine has more on the lightning strike and fire here.

#6 Why did the Draken Harald Hårfagre withdraw from the 2016 Tall Ships Festival?

Read more about the troubled journey of the Draken Harald Hårfagre on TwinCities.com.

#7 In what year did the World’s Largest Rubber Duck make its Tall Ships debut?

MPR has more on the origin of the World’s Largest Rubber Duck here.

#8 In what year was the Tall Ships Festival renamed as the Festival of Sail?

Read more about the 2019 Festival of Sail on the Star Tribune website.

#9 Why was the 2022 Festival of Sail moved to Two Harbors?

The Duluth News Tribune has more on the 2022 Festival of Sail here.

#10 How many ships participated in the 2022 Festival of Sail?

See the list of ships here.


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