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Homeport: Kristiansand, Norway
One of the event’s most magnificent tall ships, the 57 meter Sorlandet hails from Norway and is the oldest full rigged ship in the world still in operation. Built in 1927 as a merchant marine training ship, Sorlandet now offers students learning experiences aboard the ship through the Canadian sail training institution Class Afloat. Visit www.classafloat.com for more information about the school and its programs.  Click here for information about the Class Afloat $15,000 Young Sailor Scholarship. (PDF)

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Photo credit Class Afloat & SS Sørlandet.


Homeport: Erie, Pennsylvania
The largest tall ship coming to Hamilton, the 60 meter brigantine  Flagship Niagara was built as a reconstruction of the warship aboard which Commander Oliver Hazard Perry won the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

Photo credit Flagship Niagara League.

Fair Jeanne

Homeport: Ottawa, Ontario
Fair Jeanne is a 34 meter traditionally-rigged brigantine. The ship is operated by Bytown Brigantine which provides young people with sailing skills, leadership training, challenges, and memories to last the rest of their lives.

Photo credit Bytown Brigantine Inc.

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Homeport: Savannah, Georgia
A 3 masted barquentine constructed using traditional methods and tropical hardwoods, Peacemaker was built in southern Brazil by an Italian family of boat builders.  Today her vision is to be a sea-going representation of the life of peace and unity. This America owned 46 meter tall ship’s homeport is in Savannah, Georgia.

St. Lawrence II

Homeport: Kingston, Ontario
Built at Kingston Shipyards, St. Lawrence II was designed for youth sail training. The Brigantine Incorporated operates the ship and runs a sail training program created with the intent of teaching young people the fundamental skills of sailing.

Photo credit Brigantine, Inc.

For a Tall Ship Profiles guidebook on each ship, click here.  (PDF)

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