The French Navy sail training vessels Etoile (A649) and Belle Poule (A650) arrived in Halifax this morning and tied up at Tall Ships Quay. They most recently took part in OP Sail events in the US, However are booked for an event in France the week Tall Ships is in Halifax.
Both the Étoile and the Belle Poule joined the Free French Forces during the Second World War, a deed for which they are still honoured by flying the French flag with the cross of Lorraine. They were both Launched on 8 February 1932.
UPDATE: They Depart Tomorow.
While the Picton Castle is off sailing the Atlantic, you can always check the progress on Captain Moreland’s other venture, the Twin Schooners Project at the Dory Shop. the plan is to build 2 nearly identical Schooners at the same time – so far so good.
You can also check on the progress on the Bluenose. They are currently making preperations for her re-launch, which will require the dismantling of the building she’s in so they can move her sideways to the launching ways. The Lunch is Scheduled for July, and then she will be rigged. Her crew returns June 1.
Tall Ships NS has confirmed some Addtional Attendies. They are: Amistad – A Replica of a slave ship that was aken over by the slaves;Harvey Gamage; Gazela – a Portugase Grand Banks Schooner from 1901; Peacemaker. Also on the list is the Bluenose II. his is interesting, as she is only scheduled to be launched from refit in July.
Tallships NS has now confirmed a list of Attendies. As HSN reported earlier, the tall ships Americas Members are all in attendance, as well as 3 addtional vessels curretly parcipating in OPSAIL Events. They are the schooners Tree of Life and Roseway, and the Sloop USS Providence, a replica of John Paul Jones‘ first command.
Other confirmed Attendies Include UNICORN, SORCA, PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II, PICTON CASTLE, LYNX, USCGC EAGLE, HMS BOUNTY, APPLEDORE IV, and APPLEDORE V
Halifax Locals Silva, MAR II, CSS Acadia, HMCS Sackville and Theodore the Tugboat will also be in Attendance.
An arival earlier this morning the Sedna IV Tied up at the Maritime Museum Wharf.
The Sedna IV is a 50 metre (165 ft) three-masted schooner which has been used for scientific expeditions and the filming of documentaries. Currently on a special research voyage called 1000 Days for the Planet, Jean Lemire and his crew are visiting Halifax waterfront from April 21-23 as part of Waterfront Development’s Visiting Ships Program.
Tomorrow, Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day), the vessel will be open for free, public tours. There is a limit of 20 people per tour and pre-registration is required.
Tour times will be available at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Please sign up at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Information Desk, 1675 Lower Water St.
For more information on the ship, and 1000 Days for the Planet, visit http://my-waterfront.ca/halifax/events-halifax?event=89
The Following vessels are showing as confirmed at preceeding stops on the 2012 Tall Ships tour. As not all vessels make all the stops, it is likely that not all will visit Halifax.
Pride of Baltimore II
La Belle Poule
Sir Martin II
The Tree of Life
Spirit of Massachusetts
UPDATE: The Following Tall Ships America Member Vessels are showing as appearing in Halifax.
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II
Review Photos form the 2009 Tallships Event on our Facebook page. You can find the Gallery Here
The Venezuelan Navy tall ship Simon Bolivar Arrived today and tied up at the Cable Wharf. She will be here until the 24th
The Ship open to the public:
March 19 2pm-6pm
March 20 9am-Noon and 4pm–6pm
March 21, 22 & 23 9am – 6pm
For More – See Wikipedia