Eight ships vis­it­ing Digby

Tri-County Vanguard - - COVER STORY -

There are eight Tall Ships slated to visit Digby Aug. 15 and 16 as part of Ren­dez-Vous 2017.

The ships vis­it­ing are the Lord Nel­son, Wylde Swan, Pic­ton Cas­tle, Bluenose II, St Lawrence II, Bow­doin, When and If and HMCS Ori­ole.

Here’s a lit­tle about each ship – the rig­ging and year built: • Wylde Swan: Top­sail Schooner 2. Built in 1920.

• Lord Nel­son: Bar­que 3. Built in 1985.

• Pic­ton Cas­tle: Bar­que 3. Built in 1928.

• Bluenose II: Schooner Gaf­fRig, Built in 1963.

• St. Lawrence II: Brigantine. Built in 1953.

• Bow­doin: Gaff Schooner 2. Built in 1921.

• When and If: Bar­que 3. Built in 1939.

• HMCS Ori­ole: Bm Ketch, Built in 1921.

MARY ELLA D’ENTREMONT

The Wylde Swan, one of eight Tall Ships vis­it­ing Digby, par­tic­i­pates in the Aug. 1 sail past in Hal­i­fax.

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