Jun 10, 2014 — Since the early 1950s, the Kingston, Ontario-based St. Lawrence II has set sail on Lake Ontario and along the St. Lawrence River. The tall ship is a sail-training vessel for teens that will spend much of its time this summer as the star attraction in War of 1812 commemorations. It'll be in Cape Vincent as part of the annual French Festival next month.
Dave More is education director for Brigantine, Inc., the group out of Kingston that runs the summer sail-training program. He told Todd Moe that serving aboard the 72-foot brigantine St. Lawrence II is more than hoisting sails and swabbing decks. More says the program celebrated its 60th anniversary last summer. Go to full article
Jul 19, 2005 — Founder's Day Weekend is coming up in Ogdensburg. The War of 1812 is a central theme. Among the attractions are tall ships--sailing vessels like those that plied the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes when the waterway marked a contested border. This summer there's a new ship plying the Great Lakes. She stretches 101 feet from end to end and is a replica of a sloop that fought in the War of 1812. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney takes us on board the Friends Good Will. Go to full article