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Weekend Events At Port Detroit: First Cruise Ship of Season, Tall Ship and War Cannon Display

June 22 2012 | no comments

The cruise ship Yorktown will make the first of its six scheduled stops in Detroit this summer. The Yorktown is a passenger ship that was built in 1988 and renovated in 2009.

The ship is scheduled to disembark at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Port Detroit, located at 130 E. Atwater Street.

In addition, the Tall Ship Appledore IV will be open for public tours at Port Detroit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tours will also be offered on Saturday in Windsor.

A highlight of the schooner’s visit on Saturday will be re-enactments of the War of 1812 battles at 3 p.m. off Dieppe Park in Windsor, and at 5 p.m. off Milliken State Park in Detroit.

The Appledore IV will depart the Detroit area on Monday morning.

In addition, this weekend an 18th century British cannon that was recovered from the Detroit River will be on display in front of Port Detroit. The cannon was recovered in 1987 by divers from the Detroit Police Department Underwater Recovery Team and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

Six similar cannons have been recovered so far, most recently last October.

Click here to go to the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority website.

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