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Tall Ship Red Witch – Lake Michigan Sailing Excursions

May 25, 2019 - September 2019

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Tall Ship Red Witch, sailing, North Pier Lighthouse, Kenosha harbor, Lake Michigan
Tall Ship Red Witch, sailing, North Pier Lighthouse, Kenosha harbor, Lake Michigan
Tall Ship Red Witch, sailing, Kenosha harbor, Lake Michigan
Tall Ship Red Witch, sailing, Kenosha harbor, Lake Michigan, Captain Andrew Sadock, North Pier Lighthouse,
Tall Ship Red Witch, sailing, Kenosha harbor, Lake Michigan, Captain Andrew Sadock, Southport Lighthouse, Southport Light Station Museum

The 49-passenger Tall Ship Red Witch will offer 70-minute public sailing excursions and private charters on Lake Michigan through September. Excursions will depart from its primary dock at Kenosha’s south harbor wall at 54th Street & 4th Avenue, or an alternate dock at Southport Marina (21 56th Street) when weather conditions warrant.

Public sail times are generally Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with some Tuesdays and Thursdays as well, and additional dates.

View the listed website for the schedule. Guests may reserve tickets at the listed website, or purchase at the ship prior to sailing (based on available space). Tickets will be made available closer to each date.

In addition to the regular Day Sails, Sunset Sails, and Happy Hour Sails, special events on the 2019 calendar include:

  • Musical Sails
  • Theatrical Sails
  • Costume Sails
  • Dog Sails
  • Full Moon Sails
  • Children’s Pirate Sails

Private charters are also available for group events such as corporate outings and teambuilding exercises, pre- and post-wedding excursions, birthday parties and other special occasions.

In its Kenosha home port, Tall Ship Red Witch is just steps from lakefront museums and lighthouses, parks and festival spaces, Downtown shops, galleries and restaurants, and Kenosha’s Metra train station. While based in Chicago, Red Witch was voted Chicago’s “Best Tour & Charter Boat” in 2009, 2010 and 2012. She is a replica of a Great Lakes working schooner from the mid-nineteenth century, is 77-feet long, and weighs 41 tons. Her two gaff-rigged masts carry 2,500 square feet of sail. Made of wood, Red Witch was built in 1986 in Bayou La Batre, Alabama at the boatyard of Nathaniel Zirlott, a commercial boat builder known for building rugged ocean boats.

Tall Ship Red Witch, LLC is a member of the American Sail Training Association, and has been used as an educational platform for traditional rig sailing and maritime history. Owner /Captain Andrew Sadock is a licensed United States Coast Guard Master Captain and has been piloting large sailboats in San Francisco Bay and Lake Michigan since 1988.

Email redwitchkenosha@gmail.com with questions.