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Tall ship visits Saxon Harbor

 

August 15, 2020

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

THE SCHOONER Huron Jewel sits docked at Saxon Harbor Thursday afternoon. The tall ship stopped in the harbor for a few days during a tour of Lake Superior, giving locals the chance to see the ship up close and go on board for a tour.

By RICHARD JENKINS

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SAXON, Wis. - Saxon Harbor played host to a larger vessel than it usually sees over the past few days as a tall ship, Schooner Huron Jewel, docked in the harbor Thursday.

"We're sailing around the Great Lakes this summer to put smiles on people's faces by bringing a tall ship to their backyard," said Julie Covert, who owns the ship with her husband, Hugh.

The 60-foot schooner - which means the vessel has more than one mast and has its biggest sail in the back - sails out of Drummond Island and normally offers a variety of day sails, overnights...



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