Posted by Tall Ships America on July 16, 2012
A trip to the cool climes of Canada comes not a moment too soon. It is a sweltering 90 degrees today and this past weekend found me hopping from one air conditioned venue to another while moving very, very slowly. According to our Fleet Tracker, ships are starting to make their way north to Halifax, leaving behind the heat wave in the Northeast and heading to the much more comfortable 70 degrees of Nova Scotia. I leave tomorrow morning and I can’t wait. Halifax always does such an amazing job with their event and this year, they will be showcasing their maritime history by highlighting the War of 1812.
We have an awesome fleet of tall ships to line the waterfront of Halifax and ships will be open for boarding over the weekend. “America’s Tall Ship” USCGC Eagle and Roseway will both be joining us again (they were in Savannah with us) along new additions, Amistad, Bluenose II, Harvey Gamage, Appledore IV, Larinda, Mar II and Sorca.
It is hard to believe that Tall Ships® Nova Scotia is our last event of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race Series! It seems like only last week we were saying hello to crew in Savannah. By this time next week, we’ll be saying goodbye. The summer always goes by so fast…Stay tuned for race updates and our last Parade of Sail of the season on the 23rd.