WASAGA UNDER SIEGE
 

Tall Ship - St. Lawrence II  - Coming to Wasaga under Siege 2010

Wasaga under Siege 2010 is excited to announce that the Tall Ship St. Lawrence II will be coming to partake in the Saturday evening battle as part of the American Navy.  The St. Lawrence II will support the landing of American troops with cannon and musket fire as the Americans try to land and establish themselves on the beach. 

Armed War of 1812 Naval re-enactors with muskets and small cannons to be part of the St. Lawrence II crew for the Saturday evening battle as well.  The St. Lawrence II will depart from the Port of Collingwood at 3pm on Saturday, July 24th and sail for Wasaga Beach to partake in the evening battle and then disembarked all re-enactors via bateau from the ship to Nancy Island Historic Site.

The St. Lawrence II was designed in 1952 by Francis Mac Lachlan and Mike Eames expressly for youth sail training. Gord Workman and Grant Mac Lachlan were also key figures in the development and initial fund raising of what is today the longest running youth sail training organization in the world.  The ship is built of all welded steel to very high safety standards, with an overall length of 72 feet, a deck length of 60 feet, a beam of 15 feet, and a draft of 8.5 feet. The rig is that of the traditional brigantine with square sails on the foremast and for-and-aft sails on the main.  In almost half a century afloat, the "St. Lawrence II" has shown her flag from Lake Huron to the north-east Atlantic seaboard, proudly representing Kingston and Canada in a number of exciting Tall Ship gatherings and special maritime events.

For more information please visit our website at www.wasagaundersiege1812.com or David Brunelle at davidbrunelle@rogers.com

For more information on the St. Lawrence II please visit www.brigantine.ca

 

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