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June 5, 2017

“A Fairly Epic Evening”

As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary we’ve started gathering some great stories and feedback from past guests and we are looking forward sharing them here on the website and over on Facebook, like this one from Philip: Last summer, I […]
May 23, 2017

Celebrating 30 Years

CELEBRATE WITH US! Traverse Tall Ship Co. is celebrating 30 years of sailing this season. To celebrate, we will be sharing photos and stories from current crew, former crew and we’d like to invite you to contribute to the season-long celebration. […]
April 18, 2017

The Manitou Floating Bed & Breakfast

“A True Adventure” If you are looking for a unique and memorable way to experience Traverse City, consider our floating bed & breakfast.   Fresh air and starry nights abound from the decks of one of the largest traditional sailing vessels […]
October 31, 2016

2017 Windjammer Cruises

Greetings! As we write this, a cold October rain is beating down on the roof and a stripped down Manitou rolls at her dock in a big north swell. Within a week the winter house will be secured and she’ll […]
April 14, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Great Lakes Windjammer, Part 2

“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 […]
April 9, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Great Lakes Windjammer

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 […]
November 18, 2013

Lots to Offer on the 2014 Windjammer Cruises

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 […]
August 23, 2013

Local Highlights

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 […]