Note: Duty calls for the CCGS Griffon. The icebreaker will not be attending our 2019 festival but she will be sending another hero in her place. Read all about CCGS Constable Carrier here.
We have a rather LARGE announcement. We’re excited to share that the Canadian Coast Guard will be bringing one of their icebreaking vessels to our festival this summer. The CCGS Griffon can carry over 740 tons and is 234 feet long, making her the largest vessel in our fleet.
A chat with the Captain of the Bluenose II
When Bluenose II confirmed their attendance at our 2019 festival, we were so excited we almost fell overboard. The fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia is no ordinary vessel. To explain why, we need to go back to the Atlantic seaboard in the early 1900’s, when her story began.