The Parade of Tall Ships, greeted by small pleasure craft, passes the lighthouse at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River on Wed. July 3, 2013. A dozen ships featured in the Port of Cleveland 2013 Tall Ships Festival. (Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer)

Eleven tall ships — brigs, schooners, barques and more — are coming to Cleveland, in a celebration of our maritime heritage. 

Tall Ships Cleveland is one of a handful of stops for the ships on the Great Lakes this summer. The goal is to engage with the community and remind them of the history that built the Great Lakes economy. 

See photos and facts for all 11 ships at