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Eh? Tall ships are coming back in 2016

As one Northland tradition wraps up for the season, there’s word that another will be returning in 2016.

The fourth edition of Tall Ships Duluth has been scheduled for Aug. 18-21, 2016. There’s no word yet on which ships will be sailing to the Twin Ports for the event, but organizers promise that it will “outshine its 2013 predecessor in every way possible.”

That’ll be quite a feat, after the five-day festival in July 2013 drew a crowd estimated at more than 200,000 people to Duluth’s waterfront. Nine ships visited the Twin Ports for that event. Previous tall ships events were held in 2008 and 2010.

Additional details on ships, tickets and other aspects of the 2016 festival will be announced closer to the event dates.