Tall Ship Appledore IV on Summer Sail Excursions

20130628_094215 Appledore IV is owned and operated by BaySail out of Bay City, Michigan.  BaySail is a “private non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay and the Great Lakes through engaging shipboard experiences . . . programs include science education for K-12 school groups, overnight voyaging for youth and adults, public sails, charters, group tours, and port visits.”  Appledore IV spent Thursday night in the mooring field of Put-in-Bay, re-fueled  in the morning, and was last seen around 11 am, heading ENE  beyond Ballast Island, Lake Erie.

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Flag: United States
Rig: Two-masted schooner
Homeport/Waters: Bay City, Michigan: Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron
Who Sails? Elementary students through Adults
Season: Late April through mid-October
Built: 1989; Palm Coast, Florida, Treworgy Yachts
Designer: Bud McIntosh
Length: 65 ft. on deck, 85 f overall
Beam: 18 ft 5 in
Draft: 9 ft 6 in
Rig Height: 76 ft
Displacement: 72 tons
Sail Area: 3,500 Sq ft
Power: 135 HP diesel
Hull: Steel
Passengers: Licensed to carry 52, including crew; sleeps 14 comfortably
Crew: Sails with a minimum of Captain and 3 crew
Docking: Resides next to Appledore V at the north end of Wenonah Park in downtown Bay City.
Ownership: BaySail, a non-profit organization formed in 1998