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

CCGS Mamilossa

Type of Vessel: Amphibious Hovercraft, Canadian Coast Guard Fleet Vessel

Homeport: Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Length: 28.5m

Facts: The CCGS Mamilossa (pronounced ma-mi-lo-ssa) word in the Abenaki language that means “it walks from the shore onto the water”, is a heavy and powerful amphibious hovercraft that will be used to clear ice jams from rivers and areas that are hard to reach with conventional icebreakers. It plays an essential role in preventing floods in eastern Canada.

Due to its versatility, the CCGS Mamilossa is used as a buoytender, meaning that she can be called upon to lay, service and recover buoys and support navigation aid construction and maintenance operations. In addition, she is regularly assigned to search and rescue operations.

This hovercraft is equipped with a removable crane capable of lifting up to 6,600 kg. Her versatility and 23 000 kg payload enable her to transport any combination of cargo and passengers. Vehicules can be loaded directly on deck via a bow ramp. This last characteristic makes the Mamilossa particularly effective on environmental response.

The CCGS Mamilossa is based in Trois-Rivières and like all other Canadian Coast Guard units, it can be deployed rapidly to any area in Quebec Region.

Website: https://www.marinfo.gc.ca/en/Flotte/Mamilossa.asp

Location: Hardy Park (at night she will be on land in St. Lawrence Park)

Please note: Festival passports are not required to board this vessel.

St. Lawrence Park Details:

The beach at St. Lawrence Park will be closed temporarily each day for a short period in order to accommodate the arrival and departure of the CCGS Mamilossa. Parks Staff will advise anyone in the area approximately 30 minutes prior to the arrival/departure.

A viewing area a safe distance away will be set up in order to watch the hovercraft.

Thursday, June 23:
Arrive at 3:00 pm

Friday, June 24:
Depart at 2:00 pm
Arrive at 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 25:
Depart at 8:30 am
Arrive at 5:30 pm

Sunday, June 26:
Depart at 8:30 am
Arrive at 5:30 pm

Monday June 27: Find them in St. Lawrence Park (no deck tours, but you can see her on shore there)

Tuesday June 28:  Departing St. Lawrence Park beach. The crew is planning to warm up her engines at around 08:30 and head out at approximately 08:45