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Tall ships act as floating classrooms in Green Bay

8:15 PM, Aug. 16, 2013
Second mate Jason Paris talks about working on tal...
Second mate Jason Paris talks about working on tal...: Second mate Jason Paris talks about working on the ship Appledore IV and the Tall Ships Festival. (Aug. 15, 2013)
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With the sails up and the diesel engine off, the only sounds left aboard the 85-foot schooner Appledore IV is the wind and the waves slapping the hull.

For several hours Thursday, the ship's 15-person crew hoisted sails, navigated the waters of Green Bay and carried out other tasks while 20 passengers took in the sights and sounds of a sailing ship as it traveled from Sturgeon Bay to Green Bay for Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival, which started Friday and runs through Sunday in downtown Green Bay.

The Appledore IV gives passengers and visitors a look at sailing in the 18th century, while also ...

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