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  “Remember, she has a delayed response so you have to anticipate where you want her to go, not react to what she does.  If you do that you’ll always be playing catch-up.”  Wise words from our Captain, but who is the “she” he refers to?  Why, Manitou of course!  I’m getting my first lesson […]

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Part 1  For those of you who have yet to experience the joy, exhilaration and relaxation that are part and parcel of sailing a windjammer, we thought we’d give you a taste.  So let’s get a feel for a typical day aboard the Great Lakes windjammer Manitou. For starters, what the heck is a windjammer?  […]

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As I look outside on this dreary, rainy November day, it’s hard to believe just how quickly summer flew by this year.  Captain Brendan and First Mate Brett spent a long day yesterday getting Manitou’s winter cover secured.  Before we know it we’ll be hoisting the Christmas tree up the mast!  But even though we’re […]

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When you step aboard the tall ship Manitou, our goal is to create memories that will last a lifetime.  In a world of prepackaged, cookie cutter experiences we pride ourselves in the authenticity of our sailing adventures.  In keeping with the spirit of this goal we go to great lengths to work with local businesses […]

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Scout has been sailing with charter guests for about three weeks now, and we’ve been having a great time!  We’ve done a bit of everything so far, including our standard 3 hour cruise, a Power Island Adventure, and some Sail and Stay Packages.  So far Scout has proven popular with a variety of folks including […]

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Well, it’s been a whirlwind of activity at the Tall Ship Company over these last few months!  In addition to schooner Manitou’s annual start-up ritual we’ve been immersed in the daunting but exciting task of purchasing, delivering, prepping and now chartering our new vessel, Scout.  Capt. Dave has pretty much been eating, sleeping and breathing Scout since February. But with Manitou in the capable hands of Capt. Brendan, First […]

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