LANCASTER BOMBER WELCOMES TALL SHIPS
The Lancaster Bomber flies over several of the Tall Ships sailing in Hamilton Harbour to celebrate Canada Day. More local Canada Day festivities on page 3. For more on the Tall Ships in Hamilton,
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Thousands turned out to view the 11 tall ships along Pier 8 on the weekend. The ships were on view from June 30 to July 2. Many of the spectators took tours of the ships. Harbour cruises were also offered including an evening fireworks cruise Saturday night. Tall ships sailed into the Hamilton Harbour for the Canada Day weekend, delighting the assembled crowds. Spectator photographer Gary Yokoyama captured the ships as they sailed into and around the harbour. Schooner Empire Sandy, above, and topsail Schooner Wyld Swan pass each other.
Tying up sails after berthing at Pier 8 docks.
Shore to ship wave along the ship canal as the Empire Sandy sails under the lift bridge.
Lots of muscle was needed to dock ships as they are berthed along Pier 8.
Brigantine ship Fair Jeanne enters the ship canal.