Chicago Daily Photo

Monday, August 07, 2006

Time present and time past....


Standing proud next to skyscrapers and concrete roadways Niagara, one of more than a dozen Tall Ships to grace Chicago's Lake Michigan this past weekend, slowly greets Monday morning and prepares to depart the city. It was a magnificent sight to see the ships - schooners, brigs, sloops - parading off the city's skyline.

10 Comments:

Blogger Neorelix said...

Nice picture. Tallships always evoke exciting seafaring days of the past.

2:19 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

What is it - how old? What kind?

7:21 AM  
Anonymous anne said...

The ship looks very festive!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Nancee said...

Jenny: What your looking at is a reconstruction that took place in 1988. The original U.S. Brig Niagara was a warship commanded by Oliver Perry. He won the Battle of Lake Erie aboard the Niagara in 1813 during the War of 1812. The ship is 198 long, 121 feet tall and is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

10:30 AM  
Blogger No. 78 said...

Love your comment that goes with this beautiful photo.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

This shot is really, really great!
-Kim

10:26 AM  
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