The colorful display lit up the night sky as part of Tall Ships Erie.
The wind added some problems to the inflation effort Friday morning, but she was fully inflated by afternoon.
All 12 Captains from each ship attended a celebratory Captains Dinner Thursday night.
Residents and visitors came to the South Pier to kick off the first day of Tall Ships.
In fact, Captain Tiffany Krihwan got her start in sailing right on the waters of Lake Erie.
Sail boating can be a fun summer activity especially if you live next to one of the great lakes. As tall ship weekend approaches residents and sailors should still keep safety a main priority while participating in this year's festivities.
The Santa Maria arrives a day early and thrills a crowd of people who were fortunate to see the ship come into view.
Tall ships Erie begins on Thursday afternoon as a record number of the tall-masted vessels line up for the Parade of Sail led by the Brig Niagara. There will be twelve ships in port, moored from Holland to Sassafras Streets and three of the visitors Picto
It marks the end of a series of naming contests held by the credit union.