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Erie, Pennsylvania (WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Site visitors to Dobbins Landing in downtown Erie have quite a few possibilities to delight in maritime exciting all through the summer season months from the historic US Brig Niagara to the Victorian Princess to Scallywags Pirate Adventures.

Currently, we’re location sail on the Lettie G. Howard.

As the crew prepared to set sail, the very first mate educated passengers on location the sails, “We have right here the mainsail, the foresail, jumbo, and all the way out at the close is the jib.”

And to our surprise, passengers were encouraged to guide the crew, offering them a exceptional sailing knowledge prior to they could relax and take pleasure in the cruise, they experienced some do the job to do.

Prior to they realized it, the sails had been up and they ended up cruising Presque Isle Bay in the 129-12 months-old schooner.

The see from the deck is spectacular for the crew and passengers alike. “I just consider the view is astounding, the wind feels so great. The boat is remarkable, it is history,” said Kane Volk, visitor from Nampa, Idaho.

“Everybody is aware what the town seems to be like from their community and the environment, but the city appears to be rather remarkable from the h2o. The point of view that you have, it’s maritime historical past. I signify this is the city that is steeped in maritime historical past,” claimed Pat Frederici, crew member, Lettie G. Howard.

For the crew, it is all about currently being a component of dwelling record.

“We’re truly making an attempt to give people the perception of savoring this historic vessel and remaining element of living background,” mentioned Christopher Sutton, captain, Lettie G. Howard.

But for attendees, just remaining out on the water was a delight.

“Raising the sails was my beloved component, but it’s just excellent becoming on the water,” stated Bethany Noel, customer from Fayetteville, N.C.

Just after an hour and a fifty percent sail around the Bay, the Lettie G. Howard returned to Dobbins Landing as the future team of travellers anxiously awaited their voyage.

“I’m generally delighted to see that individuals are coming right here to seriously love this, due to the fact most of the time they had no plan. Quite a few of them are persons who just wander up on to the waterfront, see the vessels below, and then go for a boat experience,” said Captain Sutton.

Click right here to buy tickets for an hour and a fifty percent day sail onboard the Lettie G. Howard. The schooner also gives two hour sunset sails.