Tall Ships Brockville – September 16-18, 2016

Tall Ships Brockville 2016

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) brigantinedesigned 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/