Tall Ships Brockville

Information about the Brockville Tall Ships Festival that happens every 3 years, and the Big River Festival which is on every summer

St. Lawrence II

Flag – Canadian

Type of Ship – Brigantine

Home Port – Kingston, ON

LOA – 72 feet

Rig height and length – 2500 square feet, 11 sails in a brigantine rig

Interesting Facts – The captain and the executive officer are usually the only people on the ship who are over 18 years of age, and they are the most qualified. The watch officers, cook, bosun and petty officers are often under 18 but they will have participated in multiple training cruises and completed further training during the winter training program

History – The STV St. Lawrence II (Sail Training Vessel) is a 72-foot (22 m) brigantine designed for youth sail training and is operated by a crew of 14-19 year-olds. It was designed in 1952 by Francis MacLachlan and Mike Eames, designed for the sole purpose of youth sail training. The hull was built in 1953 in the Kingston,Ontario shipyards, with the rest of the ship finished by local craftsmen, Kingston sea cadets and enthusiastic amateurs. When the St. Lawrence II first started out she was affiliated with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corps St. Lawrence, but eventually her program was opened to any participants ages 12-18 for a summer training cruises.

Website – http://www.brigantine.ca/

Specialty Tickets:

The St. Lawrence II will be offering an adult sailing adventure on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

What is an Adventure Sail?

An Adventure Sail is a hands-on sailing experience offered by three visiting tall ships.

Become part of the crew of Brockville’s tall ships, Fair Jeanne and Black Jack and visiting St. Lawrence II for an immersive tall ship adventure.  During this hands-on experience you will take the helm, set the sails, learn about reading charts and experience first hand how to sail a tall ship. This is your opportunity to live the adventure of tall ship sailing!  Sail “trainees” must be aged 12+ and be able to move around the ship without mobility aids.  Closed-toe, flat, rubber soled shoes are required.

This is not a sightseeing or pleasure cruise but a hands-on sailing experience.

What are the dates and times of the Adventure Sails?

  • Saturday, August 31st, 2019
    • Fair Jeanne: Adventure Sail Boarding 5:45 pm from the base of the Tall Ships Landing Building (south end of Broad Street), Sailing from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
    • Black Jack: Adventure Sail Boarding 5:45 pm from the base of the Tall Ships Landing Building (south end of Broad Street), Sailing from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
    • St. Lawrence II: Adventure Sail Boarding 5:45 pm from Blockhouse Island Parkway, Sailing from 6:00 – 8:30 pm

    Sunday, September 1, 2019

    • Fair Jeanne: Adventure Sail Boarding 5:45 pm from the base of the Tall Ships Landing Building (south end of Broad Street), Sailing from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
    • Black Jack: Adventure Sail Boarding 5:45 pm from the base of the Tall Ships Landing Building (south end of Broad Street), Sailing from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
    • St. Lawrence II: Adventure Sail Boarding 5:45 pm from Blockhouse Island Parkway, Sailing from 6:00 – 8:30 pm

What is the cost of a Hands On Sailing Adventure?

We are pleased to be able to offer the adventure sail at the same rate as our other sail out cruises, at $40 per person (plus applicable fees).