2013 Tall Ships Hamilton
June 28, 13:30, at the shipping canal, waiting for the entry of the tall ships into Burlington Bay and Hamilton harbour. The harbour is no longer defended by Laura Secord so it should be smooth sailing.
Three of the ships waiting offshore for the 14:00 start.
STV ST. LAWRENCE II, Canada
First in, A Brigantine built in Kingston, ON, designed and used for youth sailing training.
STV FAIR JEANNE, Canada
Next up, A Brigantine designed and built by Captain Fuller, one of Canada’s most decorated WWII naval war heroes,
This 110 foot Brigantine has logged over 150,000 nautical miles and trained over 2,000 sailors.
US BRIG NIAGARA, USA
A replica of the Flagship Niagara upon which Oliver Hazard Perry led a victory over the British in the battle of Lake Erie.
A two-masted, square-rigged sailing vessel. Original 1813 timbers, are incorporated into her construction.
Back in the day, a crew of 155 manned the sails, 18 carronades and 2 long guns.
SS SØRLANDET, Norway
Built in 1927, SØRLANDET is the oldest full-rigged ship in the world still in operation.
2013 is the 80 year anniversary since SØRLANDET travelled the Great Lakes to Chicago where she represented Norway at the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition.
The SØRLANDET was the first ship in the world to offer sail training for females.
Now you know how bridge navigation clearances were set in the 1800's.
A baquentine constructed using traditional methods and tropical hardwoods.
Today her vision is to be a sea-going representation of the life of peace and unity.
Sunday. The sunny weather brings out the crowds to the waterfront.