St. Lawrence II

Learn the ropes aboard Canada’s oldest sail-training tall ship

St. Lawrence II

St. Lawrence II is home to one of the oldest sailing-training programs in North America. She was designed specifically as vessel to teach young people how to sail by Francis A. McLachlan, an engineering professor at Queen’s University. Built at the Kingston Shipyards in 1953, she was originally used by the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corps St. Lawrence. Her program was eventually opened to all youth and as of today more than 20,000 teenagers have participated in her program.

St.Lawrence II has represented Kingston and Canada in countless events from Lake Huron to the north-east Atlantic seaboard. Two Toronto tall ships, Pathfinder and Playfair, were modelled after her.

Vessel type: Sail-training vessel
Flag: Canada
Home Port: Kingston, Ontario
Rig: Brigantine
Draft: 8’ 5’’
Beam: 15’
Sail area: 2,500 square feet
Sparred length: 72’
Hull: Steel

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Boarding Passes
Boarding passes go on sale in early 2019. A boarding pass gets you on board all of the visiting ships for one day. Prices increase after June 1st, 2019.

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