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Mist of Avalon Arrives in Grand Portage
The Tall Ship Mist of Avalon will be in port at Grand Portage National Monument during the 2016 Rendezvous Days weekend, Aug. 12–14 as part of the National Parks Service Centennial Celebration.
Mist of Avalon will arrive in port on Friday afternoon. Visitors who want a free tour of the ship can do so on a first-come, first-serve basis all-day on Saturday, and shuttles will be provided by Isle Royale’s boat Sea Hunter throughout the day. Visitors must wear tennis shoes or dock shoes for the tour.
Mist of Avalon was originally built in 1967, but was not transformed into its current state as a Gaff Schooner until 1992. Doug Prothru is the current captain in charge of the 100-foot long, and 85-foot high ship.
Another ship, Mackinaw, will be docked outside the monument for the weekend for free tours as well. Mackinaw is a 24-foot sailboat that has been restored and owned by Grand Portage National Park. The event will also feature a variety of birch-bark canoes for visitors to view.