Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tall Ships in Chicago stay @ Songbird Prairie just 45 minutes from NavyPier

Tall Ships on Parade at Chicago's Navy Pier

FOX Chicago News Chicago - Navy Pier is launching their latest exhibit, Tall Ships. Delores Robinson joined us to talk about the event. The ships are moving in at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. They will parade along Chicago’s lakefront and all 20 ships will dock at Navy Pier. Once at Navy Pier, the ships can be viewed, boarded and explored. It's $15 to view, $20 to board and excursions start at $44. The ships are from around the world Canada, Germany, Netherlands, to name a few. Hollywood has dropped its anchor here. The "Bounty" will be there which once hosted such famous people at the helm as Cary Grant. Then it was taken off of the ship and put in a sound stage and used in every nautical movie from 1935-1962. John Wayne stood in front of it in Sea of the Red Witch. Marland Brando used it in Mutiny on the Bounty, Charlton Heston in Treasure Island, Monty Python in Yellowbeard and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean. And let's not forget Spongebob Square pants either.

The cost is $15 for a viewing $20 for ship crawl and to board and sail to fulfill a pirates fantasy, a sailaway excursion starts at $44. Exit the hustle and bustle and come to the country to relax and reminisce from your adventure. Guestrooms start at $169.00 whirlpool and 3 course plated breakfast served here: no chance of scurvy! 877.766.4274

In addition to the parade there will be a festival lasting six days. Fireworks are planned for each night.

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