The captain of the Denis Sullivan happens to be from Erie.

In fact, Captain Tiffany Krihwan got her start in sailing right on the waters of Lake Erie.

Krihwan told Erie News Now she started sailing with her grandfather at the Erie Yacht Club and fell in love.

She also recalled the first time she laid eyes on the Denis Sullivan right from the shores of Erie's bayfront.

Krihwan has been the captain of the Denis Sullivan for 11 years.

You can check out her tall ship right outside the Bayfront Convention Center all weekend long.