Photographer's Note

I'm on the SV Denis Sullivan, in this shot. I was lucky enough to enjoy a brief sail on Lake Michigan on the last day of my install at Discovery World last week.

This is a very special vessel, and the conditions that evening enhanced my experience.

Here are some facts copied from's website.

As Wisconsin's flagship and a flagship for the United Nations Environment Program, the USCG certified Sailing School Vessel Denis Sullivan, is an educational sailing vessel connecting learners of all ages to the Great Lakes, oceans and our world of water through experiential learning and technology. The S/V Denis Sullivan is the world’s only re-creation of a 19th century three-masted Great Lakes schooner.

The S/V Denis Sullivan was completed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2000 by professional shipwrights and nearly 1,000 volunteers. Annually the S/V Denis Sullivan travels over 18,000 nautical miles a year from her summer home at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, along the east coast to her winter home in Southern Florida. The journey is an unparalleled exploration of the five Great Lakes, East Coast and Caribbean, and the hydrological cycle in its entirety.

The S/V Denis Sullivan is a modern educational sailing vessel with two 180 hp diesel engines, a scientific laboratory, two computer workstations and a modern communication and navigation equipment. She maintains single bunks in co-ed areas, shared toilets (heads) and showers, and limited storage. The vessel can carry up to 21 participants overnight and 50 passengers on day sails. She is complemented by a professional crew of ten.

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  • Copyright: Rachel Tafoya (racheltafoya) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 7 N: 99] (509)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-08-21
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-08-26 15:03
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