In 2018, Lake Superior Tall Ships organized and sponsored a new event in Bayfield. For the 1st Annual Bayfield Classic Boat & Schooner Rendezvous, seven unique vessels visited the city on the weekend after Labor Day in conjunction with other nautical themed events and demonstrations. Participating organizations in 2018 included LSTS, the Bayfield Heritage Association, the Bayfield Carnegie Library, the Bayfield Coast Guard Station, the Bayfield Sea Scout Ship 336 and the Bayfield Maritime Museum. For 2020, we are inviting more boats, more organizations and planning more activities for this three-day event.
On Friday we invite local students to the docks and museums to learn about our maritime history. There is a Meet and Greet for all participating boats, organizations and sponsors Friday evening.
Saturday’s activities include viewing vessels and demonstrations at various locations around Bayfield including the City Dock, the Maritime Museum and the Fishing Docks. The Bayfield Coast Guard Station will demonstrate life-saving skills. There will be guest speakers and nautical demonstrations in the Pavilion, at the City Dock and Museums. The highlight of the event will be the boat parade at 1:00 PM on Saturday afternoon. And don’t forget our Pirates Ball Fundraiser on Saturday evening!
Sunday's activities include a Mariners’ Worship Service. Visitors will enjoy watching the vessels set sail for home.