Tall Ship - St. Lawrence II - Coming to Wasaga under Siege 2010
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.
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.
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
more information please visit our website at www.wasagaundersiege1812.com
or David Brunelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
more information on the St. Lawrence II please visit www.brigantine.ca