Summer Program – Course 3: North Channel and Georgian Bay (Bay City MI to Parry Sound ON)


Here is a flier for Toronto Brigantine’s Summer Program.

Each summer, Toronto Brigantine’s tall ships sail around the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay for our Summer Program.  In 2010, we have 8 courses offers. The transition points are at different spots around the lakes, but buses take the children back to and from Toronto.  Click here for the complete summer schedule.

COURSE #3: The North Channel and Georgian Bay (Bay City, MI to Parry Sound, ON)

This year, Toronto Brigantine is proud to be participating in the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge. Trainees participating in this course, have the opportunity to be part of the group of tall ships in the challenge, where 11 tall ships are gathering. You will get to sail with the likes of the Amistad the topsasil schooner from Steven Spielbergs movie Amistad, the Pride of Baltimore the 170 foot square topsail schooner from Baltimore MD and  the HMS Bounty the 180 foot full rigged ship from Long Island NY or  the 165 foot brig from Germany, the Roald Amundsen, among others. see the list of the other ships here.  

On Course #3, you will be depart  Bay City with the International Tall Ship Fleet, sail up Lake Huron to the western entrance of the North Channel. Traverse the entire North Channel (one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world)  following the prevailing winds, stopping along the way to explore the many islands, beaches and coves. Finally exit through the eastern entrance and cruise down scenic Georgian Bay to Parry Sound. Amazing does not even begin to describe this Tall Ship Adventure.

Departing: Saturday, July 17th Arriving: Thursday, July 29th Duration: 13 days               Cost:  $1560

In his blog, Through the Eye of Alan Gillis, A Writer’s Humourous Photojournal of Muskoka and Parry Sound Cottage Country,  Aug 2008, Alan Gills has the chance to meet some of the kids on TS Playfair with Captain Weed and hear about some of the adventures and explore the tight deck quarters below the “pirate ship in minature” as he calls it.  Read  Alan’s article  here.

Click here for a bunch of pictures from the different ports of calls from previous seasons. The pictures give a great idea of what adventures await the trainees this summer.

To sign up for Course 3:

Happy sailing.


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