|Tall Ships America is collaborating with Sail Training International for a transatlantic Tall Ships Regatta* marking the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. The Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta will bring ships from European host ports to Boston on 17–22 June and then on to various ports in Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawrence before arriving in Quebec City in July. From Quebec City ,the ships will return to Europe in September 2017.
Tall Ships America is planning port events along the Atlantic Coast culminating in the Sail Boston® 2017event as part of their TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2017 series. Check this webpage for the latest information on participating US ports it develops.
About Tall Ships America
|Founded in 1973, Tall Ships America is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership programs aboard tall ships. It is the hub for tall ship activity, expertise, and information in North America, and is commended by the United States Congress as the Sail Training Organization representing the United States in the international forum. Tall Ships America supports the people, ships and programs of sail training and tall ships through grants, scholarships, conferences, education, publications, regulatory and licensing information, public events and advocacy. The mission of Tall Ships America is to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public, and support education under sail.
For more information visit the Tall Ships America website.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Canal Schooner
Thursday August 14, 10am–5pm at the Newburgh Riverfront Marina
CREDIT: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
The schooner Lois McClure will be at the Newburgh Riverfront Marina this Thursday, 14 August from 10am-5pm. Admission is free. A full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat, Lois McClure is on tour this year commemorating the 200th anniversary of the final year of the War of 1812.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is using the opportunity to share the story of the military contest for Lake Champlain and Macdonough’s Victory on September 11, 1814. The battle helped determine the outcome of the war and the 2014 tour will visit communities along the Richelieu River, Lake Champlain and the Hudson River to New York City. In addition to concluding the War of 1812 trilogy, the 2014 program will carry information about environmental stewardship and the incredible historic canal system that is still operational today. An important aspect of interpretation will focus on the shipwrecks of the War of 1812.
For more information, visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Lois McClure page at http://www.lcmm.org/our_fleet/lois_mcclure.htm.
Come and Join Us at the WoodenBoat Show
27-29 June, 2014 9 am-5 pm at Mystic Seaport
Tent B, Booth 14B
One sure sign of the summer is the annual WoodenBoat Show, held this year 27–29 June in Mystic, Connecticut. Produced and presented by WoodenBoat magazine (celebrating their 40th anniversary), and hosted by Mystic Seaport, this year’s event promises docks and grounds lined with beautiful boats, tents filled with marine accessories, and Mystic Seaport flooded with wooden boat enthusiasts. Come and meet us in Tent B, Booth 14B. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Features of the event will include a full schedule of in-water and on-land displays and skills demonstrations from the most traditional to the very modern, “I Built it Myself” exhibits, family boatbuilding, Skua racing and the fine craft of Tennessee’s Mahogany Heartthrobs. Saturday evening a 100th anniversary tribute to three Herreshoff designs, the 12-1/2, the Buzzard’s Bay 25, and the Newport 29, will be held in the Boat Shed.
Pre-order tickets online now or call (800) 273-SHIP (7447). Three-day adult tickets are $36; three-day children’s tickets are $22. National Maritime Historical Society Friends & Up ($100) get in FREE with their CAMM card.
For directions, click here. If you’re planning on staying in the area overnight and need hotel accommodations, click here for information on hotels with special WoodenBoat Show rates.
We have a gift for members who stop by our booth. We look forward to meeting you next week!
One sure sign of the summer is the annual WoodenBoat Show, held this year 27–29 June in Mystic, CT. Produced and presented by WoodenBoat magazine and hosted by Mystic Seaport, this year’s event promises:
The tents will be filled with marine accessories, the docks will be lined with beautiful boats, and Mystic Seaport will be flooded with wooden boat enthusiasts. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Features of the event will be a full schedule of skills demonstrations from the most traditional to the very modern, reader-built boats in the “I Built it Myself” exhibit, and the fine craft of Tennessee’s Mahogany Heartthrobs.
Advanced tickets can be ordered online or by calling 800 273-SHIP (7447).