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Mexican Navy Barque ARM CUAUHTEMOC has arrived

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Cuauhtémoc arrived this morning – Her Crew put on a good show, manning the masts for her arrival at the Cable Wharf.
She will be open for tours 11-4 today, and 10am-8pm Friday, Saturday to Sunday.
Before sailing at 10am on the 16th.
Cuauhtémoc is named after the last Aztec emperor and servea as a training vessel for the Mexican Navy. She is the last of four sister ships built by the Naval Shipyards of Bilbao, Spain, in 1982, based on a design similar to the 1930 designs of the German firm Blohm & Voss so she is a modern version of the  USCGC Eagle. Her contemporaries Include Gloria (1968 columbia) Guayas (1977 Ecuador) and Simon Bolivar (1980 Venezuela)
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The Tall Ships are Coming in 2017! Maybe?

2017 is looking to be a banner year for Tallships – The event Next year, in Celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday will feature vessels from Both Sail training international, and Tall Ships America.

Both Fleets will get together in Boston June 17-22 2017. they then disperse to ports across the great lakes and Gulf of St Lawrence, before Rejoining in Quebec City for the Rendez-vous 2017 July 18-23. The ships then Travel to the “Canadian Race Start Port” July 28-31 before sailing for France on the 31st.

Hopefully the Canadian Race Start Port is Halifax. Some St John’s NB MP’s have been tweeting about tall ships, but it appears they may be part of the in between race program.

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Mexican Navy Tall Ship ARM Cuauhtemoc Due in May

Word is the Mexican Navy tall ship ARM Cuauhtemoc is due for a port visit in May.
She was her once before in 2008. (Will post photo when i locate it)

She is the last of four sister ships (the other 3 being Colombia’s Gloria, Ecuador’s Guayas and Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar) built by the Naval Shipyards of Bilbao, Spain, in 1982, all built to a design similar to the 1930 designs of the German firm Blohm & Voss, like German navy tall ship Gorch Fock and her sister USCGC Eagle.

UPDATE: I don’t have a Confirmed Schedule, But she is Scheduled to be in New London Ct. May 2-6, making her halifax Arrival likely the second week of May.

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Picton Castle Back

The Picton Castle arrived back in Lunenburg this past week after spending the previous 2 years abroad. During that trip, the ship completed her 6th circumnavigation of the world.

Also in Lunenburg, another Moreland Enterprise, the Conversion of a side trawler to the Sailing Vessel Tiare Taporo seems to be progressing. The Vessel will be used to run cargo in the Cook Islands. For more, Visit http://pacificschooners.com/

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Bluenose II Handed Over to Province – not sialing this year.

The Bluenose II(I) has been moved today, July 30, from the Lunenburg Foundry dock, where it has been berthed for the past two years, to a dock near the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The move coincides with the official handover of the vessel to the provincial government.

Bluenose II is undergoing finishing touches by the builder and the crew, however, the move will allow people to view the boat from the waterfront, take close-up photos, and chat with the crew.

Bluenose II’s new steering system has been designed and equipment orders have been placed. Building, installing and testing the equipment is expected to take most, if not all, of this year’s sailing season.

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STS Lord Nelson to Visit Halifax Aug 2/3

STS Lord Nelson, will visit Halifax this August 2/3. This three-masted barque is one of two tall ships that are part of the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a registered charity founded in 1978 in the U.K.

The JST takes both disabled and able-bodied men and women to sea, to not only teach them how to crew a tall ship, but to promote equality, raise awareness and correct misconceptions around disability. The further aim of the JST is to offer the program at rate accessible to all.

Two years in construction, Lord Nelson was launched in 1986 in Southampton, England. Lord Nelson was built with the capability of sailing anywhere in the world with crews of mixed physical abilities aboard. She is on the Return leg of a Circumnavigation of the world.

She will tie up At Tall Ships Quay, and be open for tours
10-12 and 2-4

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Schwalbe from Southampton. 1600miles off Course.

UPDATE:Normally a post doesn’t illicit urgent calls from the National Post. This one did, however, and so I went to talk to the Owners.

Schwalbe set sail from the Bahamas 32 days ago,with a plan to head to Bermuda, then great circle route to the UK. On the Way she encountered 60knot winds and high waves, and was blown 1600 nautical miles off course. She put into Halifax on Sunday. while underway the Container ship APL Tourmaline manged to transfer fuel and supplies via a 200′ line, and notify Canadian Authorities of the Schwalbe’s destination and eta. Another Vessel also was able to render assistance.

Still Noticeably shaken as he spoke to me, Charlie credits the boat with his survival at sea. Their ordeal cost them several pieces of rigging, including the Topmast which is snapped off. The plan is to sail Thursday for Lunenburg, where they will affect repairs, which they expect will take the remainder of the season.

Googleing told me the Following: Schwalbe was built in Germany in 1927, 2.25” Oak planks on Oak frames, its 57ft on the water line and about 80ft long Overall. She was once Used for fishing, and was cut in half and and an extra 4m added. as late as 2008 she was schooner riged, however the after mast was removed. I also found the video Below of her.

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