The Tall Ships pass through the Aerial Lift Bridge, only 4 blocks away. The ships dock in front of the DECC and sail in and out of the harbor and can be seen from the hotels Breakwater Pier Walk. Over 200,000 people are drawn to Duluth to watch these magnificent vessels. Duluth’s all-time highest attendance event suggests a booking time of 3-4 months in advance. Tall Ships come to Duluth every 2-4 years.