BUFFALO, N.Y. — A fleet of 12 historic and majestic tall ships from harbors across the United States, Canada, Spain and the South Pacific made port at Buffalo's Canalside, Riverwalk and Erie Basin Marina, July 4-7th, 2019.  This historic event was Buffalo's inauguration as a host port of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE  Great Lakes 2019 race from Toronto to Buffalo.  

Visitors at Canalside had the unique opportunity to view, board and explore the tall ships.  Festivities included, live entertainment, historic exhibits, artisan food and beverages and a Parade of Sale of the tall ship fleet.  Port of Call featured : Barque Picton Castle from the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, Denis Sullivan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the world's only replica of a Great Lakes schooner; Toronto - based Empire Sandy and Nao Santa Maria, a replica of the flagship of Christopher Columbus' exploration fleet, build and based in Punta Umbria, Spain.  

Barque Picton Castle
Barque Picton Castle Port of Call Buffalo

Most tall ships to set sail from Buffalo on Monday 7/8/19.

The Santa Maria will stick around Buffalo until July 14. Visitors can pay to board the ship until then.

Click Here for Photo Gallery of Basil Port of Call Tall Ships 

 Ch. 2 is a proud sponsor of Port of Call Buffalo.