People started lining Erie's Bayfront hours before the Parade of Sail kicked off.
They wanted to get the best seats in the house.
And there are certainly lots of them.
Around noon, we caught the crowds arriving, aiming for a good seat to watch the 9 breathtaking tall ships sail into Presque Isle Bay.
People came from all over Erie county, some from even farther away.
60,000 people are expected to visit the Bayfront for the 4 day tall ships festival.