Sunday, 22 June 2008

Tall Ships Visit Toronto

We took the opportunity this weekend to visit the tall ships which are visiting Toronto for a few days. The Pride of Baltimore II is a topsail schooner built as a replica of a classic 1812 Baltimore Clipper. She is owned by the state of Maryland and is participating in a Tall Ships Nova Scotia tour this summer.

Canada's Bluenose II sails out of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and is a replica of the original Bluenose fishing schooner which was built in 1921.

Sadly, the sun chose not to shine during our visit. As you can see from the last photograph, the tall ships draw quite a crowd. It was impossible to get good photos on deck due to the number of people aboard.

Needless to say, we had a glorious afternoon and bright sunshine after our visit!


Tracy said...

Loved this maritime post, Marie! The Pride of Baltimore II--how well I recall her on trips to Baltimore when younger and visiting the Baltimore harbor! So this was like a taste of home! Thanks for sharing your fun outing. Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Heidi said...

There is something so romantic about tall ships although in the peek of sailing days, I doubt the sailors thought it was romantic. It was just plain hard work. The first photo is so striking with the skyscrapers in the background. Old meets new?

Hugs ~

Tea Time and Roses said...

Lovely photos Marie! Baltimore Maryland is my Honey's birth place! I love to hear him share stories of growing up in Baltimore, who now has one of the most beautiful harbors in the country! I so enjoyed it when the tall ships visited our harbor, and Honey being a retired sailor most loved it too!



Priscilla said...

Hi, Love your photos of the vintage ships, I remember going to visit one as a child, it has stayed a strong memory to this day, they are beautiful and historic......thanks for sharing, it looks like a great place to visit too!

Priscilla x

Cindy said...

I love tall ships and have viewed them a few times in New England. They are beautiful, one thing I miss about living inland! Thanks for the pictures.