Attack on Traverse City...! (Schoonerfest 2011 2/3)
kaBOOM!! And then... "Oh Captain... Begging your pardon sir, but it's about Higgins, you know, the chap that was in the dinghy...?!"
This is the armed sloop "Welcome" from Traverse City. A replica of a 1745 Great Lakes British ship, she is owned and maintained by the Maritime Heritage Alliance and serves as a living museum of Michigan's maritime tradition from the era of the American Revolution.
Taken in evening light on West Bay in Grand Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan at the Michigan Schooner Festival, Traverse City, Michigan.