St. Lawrence II
*Take the helm and hoist the sails aboard St.Lawrence II. The vessel is one of three youth sailing vessels offering tall ship adventures to the public on June 28. Sail-training experiences will also be available on Playfair and Fair Jeanne. This is the only opportunity for visitors to have a sail-away experience. The ships will set sail from Harbour Square Park at 4:00 pm. There are a limited number of berths on each ship. Tickets can be purchased here.
St. Lawrence II will be docked in Harbour Square Park.
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
Home Port: Kingston, Ontario
Draft: 8’ 5’’
Sail area: 2,500 square feet
Sparred length: 72’
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