Tall Ships Brockville – September 16-18, 2016

Tall Ships Brockville 2016

Mist of Avalon

Flag – Canada

Type of Ship – Schooner

Home Port – Toronto, Ontario

LOA – 100′

Interesting Facts – The ship began her life in 1967 as the Motor Vessel “Liverpool Bay”. She was built by the strong native timber and the skilled hands of the shipwrights of MacLean Shipbuilding, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.Rig height and length – Fore mast (deck to cap) 57′ 2″ Length waterline 74′ Main mast (deck to cap) 63′ 1″ Beam 20′ Fore boom 18′ 6″ Draft 10′ Main boom 35′ 4″

History – In December 1992 began the ship’s new life as “Mist of Avalon”, named for the mystic Celtic island of re-birth. The Ship was purchased, hauled out, hull scraped and anti fouled. In July 1993, she was ready to leave Nova Scotia for her new home port at Holidays Afloat Marina in Ivy Lea, Ontario, Canada. Here, work continued on the conversion from motor vessel to a fully rigged sailing vessel in the tradition of the late 19th century Grand Banks schooners.

Website – http://www.mistofavalon.ca