Tall ships sailing into Summerside this weekend

Colin MacLean colin.maclean@tc.tc
Published on August 27, 2014

SUMMERSIDE – A’hoy captains! The tall ships are coming to town.

The Fair Jeanne, Spirit of Bermuda and Sea Change will be arriving in Summerside on Sunday, Aug. 31 and will be open to the public for deck tours starting at 10 a.m., Monday, running until 5 p.m.

The tall ships are in P.E.I. thanks as part of the P.E.I. 2014 celebrations.

JP Desrosiers, director of community services for the City of Summerside, said Tuesday that its been several years since a tall ship docked in Summerside and gave tours.

He encouraged everyone to make use of this opportunity.

“This is an excellent way for families to take in some free activities. Next week is a busy week with kids going back to school and this is kind of the finale of the summer, so bring your families down and enjoy some entertainment on the waterfront,” said Desrosier.

In addition to the ship tours, there will also be family activities and entertainment on the wharf throughout the day Monday.

The Fair Jean was built on the Ottawa River between 1979 and 1982 and is 110-foot  brigantine.

The Spirit of Bermuda is a 112-foot sloop and sailing classroom from Bermuda.

Sea Change is a 52-foot schooner hailing from Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia.