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Monday, August 19, 2013

Tall Ships Headed to Kincardine

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

Two Brigantines will dock in Kincardine, some ships remain in Owen Sound.

Organizers of the Tall Ships Festival in Owen Sound are hailing the event a huge success.

Up to 10 thousand people packed the west side of the City's harbour to view the three tall ships -- and the largest ship, the Pride of Baltimore remains in the harbour.

It will leave Tuesday around 9 AM morning and head to the Tobermory area before crossing to Midland.

Liana's Ransom will leave after 10 AM on Tuesday and will sail to Penetang.

The Playfair has already left -- it will make its way from Owen Sound to Kincardine later this week with the Pathfinder -- they will arrive either Thursday or Friday -- and stay for three days. 

When the two brigantine ships pull into Kincardine harbour for a three-days this summer, the municipality will pay the docking fees of just over $400.

According to a letter sent to Kincardine's Committee of the Whole Committee, both ships are operated as sail-training vessels by Toronto Brigantine.

Each has a crew of 28 persons including 18 teenaged trainees experiencing for the first time, the challenge and discipline of going to sea.

Spokesperson Jim Cooper says this will be the third year in a row that the vessels will be visiting Kincardine and residents are invited to visit the ships to see what they're all about.

Kincardine Councillors agreed to pick up the docking tab for the ships.

There has been talk in the community that a third ship is coming as well but that has not been confirmed.



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