Harbourfest Returns!

Date posted: July 18, 2014

harbourfestTallships Pathfinder and Playfair will be visiting the shores of Port Stanley from August 30 – September 1, 2014. Both ships are brigantines and were designed and built by Francis A. McLachlan in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Pathfinder and Playfair were launched in 1963 and 1974 respectively, TS Playfair being christened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

A brigantine is a two-masted square-rigged sailing vessel with fore-and-aft rigged sails on the mainmast. This is distinct from a brig that has square sails on both masts. The name comes from the Italian word brigantino meaning a pirate ship and was associated with the vessels favoured by them in the Mediterranean. The term has been applied to a variety of types of vessels through centuries and now means a two-masted square-rigged sailing vessel with fore-and-aft rigged sails on the mainmast. This is distinct from a brig that has square sails on both masts.

Online booking of Dock and Sailing Tour and schedule of tourn times to be added soon.   An awesome way to celebrate and enjoy the last long weekend of the summer!

Some music highlights include Sam Hurrie and Joe Fournier!

No festival would be complete without sponsors and vendors.  For sponsorship, vendor and other opportunities, please check out www.portstanleyharbourfest.ca

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