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What is the tall ships schedule for 2014?

- Lorraine, Columbus, Wis.

The tall ships from the East Coast and Europe won't be returning in 2014 and may not return until 2016.

To get advance notice of coming tall-ships festivals, follow Tall Ships America, a non-profit sail-training organization, on Facebook.

Remember, quite a few schooners call Lake Michigan home, and you can sail on them whenever they're in port.

They include the Denis Sullivan in Milwaukee, the Coaster II in Marquette, the Windy in Chicago, the Friends Good Will in South Haven and the Madeline in Traverse City.

In addition, many of these ships travel around the Great Lakes to appear at maritime festivals.

For more, see Following the tall ships.

If you're hooked on the tall ships and just have to see them in 2014, head for Bergen, Norway. On July 24-27, they'll host 70 to 100 sailing sails during the Tall Ship Races.

Last updated on January 10, 2014