It was hot during Tall Ships this year but tens of thousands of people attended. The ships are beautiful as they come down the Saginaw River and the festivities on the banks add to the general party atmosphere.
My favorite ship was the Niagera with a replica of the Nina a close second. Both of them seem so small compared to any ship I've seen. The Nina is smaller than the average tug boat.
The Bay City Historical Museum ran a Ghosts and Legends Tour using Mitchell buses. Since I am a tour guide, I had a big part in this. We had hundreds of riders, who heard stories about murders on Center Street, and ghosts seen through the wispy curtain material of the beautiful houses on the street.