A big announcement from the Flagship Niagara League: The tall ships are coming back to Erie's bayfront.
They made it official at a news conference Wednesday morning. A four day, tall ships festival is now set for September 2013. The last time the ships sailed into Erie's bayfront was back in 2010 and more than 30,000 people showed up.
"We're really excited and have a positive outlook," said Shawn Waskiewicz, chairman for Tall Ships 2013. "It's going to be bigger and better then last time, and I think it's going to be a great event with more ships. Having it here at the Bayfront Convention Center will offer us many new opportunities."
The Flagship Niagara League is looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.