Toronto Brigantine Visits Peter R Cresswell, Jan 2011

 

On Jan 9, 2011 Toronto Brigantine’s Winter Program participants did a tour of Algoma Central Corporations self un-loader, “Peter R Cresswell” when it was docked for the winter in Hamilton Harbour.    Guy Cloutier, a Toronto Brigantine Board Member helped to organize the event.

The Peter R Cresswell is a self-un-loader, owned by Algoma Central Corporations of St Catharines and operated and management by Seaway Marine Transport. .  It transports salt, stone, aggregrates, coal and iron for various destinations on the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway.  It is 730 feet long, just a little bit longer than TBI’s Brigantines at 72 feet

Pictured here, while on the Peter R Cresswell, are [left to right], Guy Cloutier (TBI Board Member), Renee Leham, Noah Krantz, Jonah Charny, Liam Fraser (Liam was awarded this year’s Algoma Scholarship to attend Georgian College’s marine navigation program in Owen Sound), Stirling Speed, Aidan Bingham, Dan Fournier (Algoma), Chief Engineer of the Peter Cresswell and Bill Graham (TBI Volunteer).

This is one of several ship tours that our Toronto Brigantine Officers have participated in. See also Toronto Brigantine visits SS Montrealais  last year on Mar 22, 2010.   On February 27, 2011,  TBI Officers visited the Cuyahoga, a Lower Lakes Towing vessel, docked in the Hamilton Harbour for the winter.

The next ship visit is scheduled for Mar 27, 2011 when TBI Officers will go on a tour of the Historic James Norris while she is docked in Toronto Harbour for the winter.

The Algoma Central Corporation is the corporate sponsor for a Scholarship program that is offered to Toronto Brigantine Ward Room. The Algoma Scholarship  is for TBI alumni that pursue post secondary education at a Marine studies program. Algoma also provides support and funding for some of TBI Officer training initiatives.

Contact us today for more information about Toronto Brigantine’s tall ship based youth sail training program.

Toronto Brigantine Inc

413-215 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON M5T 2C7

tel: 416-596-7117  OR office@torontobrigantine.org OR www.torontobrigantine.org

Registered Canadian Charity 11926 5924 RR0001

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