There will be new attractions at this years Tall Ships

Tall Ships Duluth is an event that attracts thousands to Duluth’s shores.

It’s last go around in 2013 became the single largest event in the region’s history with an estimated direct economic impact of $15 million.

This year’s festivities are expected to be even bigger.

What started out as a dare, is now a reality at this year’s Tall Ships in Duluth.

One man was dared to build the worlds largest rubber ducky and that dare will now sail the  Duluth seas.

The duck has acquired quite the fan base as it has been all over the nation.

Craig Samborski, Executive Producer of Tall Ships, said “Bringing the duck this year is exciting. It’s amazing the following that duck has. I had no clue when it was built what it was like but everybody loves rubber ducks.”

Also new to the show this year is the world’s largest viking ship which left Norway this morning to head to the United States.

The ship is 115 feet long from stem to stern and 26 feet wide with a 78 foot tall mast.

The vessel is being maneuvered by a crew of 32 people and will arrive in Duluth on August 18th.

Samborski said “If you live in Duluth, you have to love our water front and Lake Superior so that’s a big attraction.  Getting a chance to see the sailing ships in our port is cool.”

More people than ever before are expected to attend this years Tall Ships.

You can buy your tickets today at tallshipsduluth.com for anywhere from $9-$150.

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