Tall ships display their beauty at Parade of Sail in Halifax Harbour

Tallships against the Halifax skyline and Citadel, free image

Tallships against the Halifax skyline and Citadel

Parade of Sail, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Latitude: 44.5696, Longtitude: -63.5697
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Large sailing tall ship under full sail is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. And when there are about 50 tall ships sailing by then it is a real treat for spectators. This is exactly what people came to enjoy on July 20, 2009 during Tall Ships Halifax Parade of Sail along the harbor waterfront.

Schooner Bluenose II, nautical photos
Blunose II sailing by Georges Island, Halifax travel images

For three hours sailing vessels moved in a majestic procession known as Parade of Sail. Opening the parade was local schooner Bluenose. Vessels sailed into the harbour on Dartmouth side of Georges Island, proceeded to MacKay Bridge, then turned and sailed past the Halifax waterfront full of visitors. Dartmouth also was a good place to watch Parade of Sail, anywhere from Woodside Ferry terminal to Alderney Landing.

Schooner Amistad at the Parade, sailing photos
Schooner Amistad under full sail, sailing photos

Nova Scotia icon Bluenose was followed by other tall ships in this order : schooner Amistad, barque Picton Castle, barque Europa,   schooner Pride of Baltimore II, schooner Liana’s Ransome, barque Eagle, barquentine Caledonia, barquentine Concordia, schooner Virginia, schooner Spirit of Massachusets, schooner Mar II, schooner Bel Espoir, schooner Roseway, brigantine Fair Jeanne, barque Bounty, schooner Spirit of Bermuda, sloop Destination Fox Harb’r, schooner Harvey Gamage, schooner Urania, barque Sagres II, schooner Etoile, schooner Capitan Miranda, barque Cisne Branco, barque Kruzenstern.

It must be mentioned that two of the ships on this list were lost at sea since then. Barquentine Concordia sank of the coast of Brasil and HMS Bounty was abandoned off the North Carolina coast, both losses were due to storms. Tall ships visit to Halifax and Parade of Sail in 2009 was a huge success and hopefully it can be repeated on the same scale in not too distant future.

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Barque Picton Castle from Lunenburg Nova Scotia at Parade of Sail
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Full sails of barque Europa at Tall Ships Halifax 2009
Beautiful Barque Europa at Parade of Sail in Halifax, nautical photos
Schooner Pride of Baltimore II and Halifax Ferry, Halifax travel images
Schooner Pride of Baltimore II and Halifax Ferry, Halifax travel images
Bluenose sailing by the Maritime Museum waterfront full of spectators, Parade of Sail
Bluenose sailing by the Maritime Museum waterfront full of spectators, Parade of Sail
Kids favorite Theodore Too, nautical photos
Theodore Too tugboat is very popular with kids
USCGC Barque Eagle during Parade of Sail in Halifax
USCGC Barque Eagle during Parade of Sail in Halifax
Barque Eagle aft view, nautical desktop backgrounds
Tug greeting barque Eagle with a fountain, sailing photos
Mar II local Halifax tour ship, travel images
Mar II local Halifax tour ship, travel images
Schooner Bel Espoir sailing near Georges Island
Schooner Bel Espoir sailing near Georges Island
HMS Bounty and Georges Island, this tall ship was lost at sea due to storm
HMS Bounty and Georges Island, this tall ship was lost at sea due to storm
Destination Fox Harb'r and Harvey Gamage, traditional and modern tall ships
Destination Fox Harb’r and Harvey Gamage, traditional and modern tall ships
Barque Sagres II, beautiful travel images for desktop backgrounds
Barque Sagres II, beautiful travel images for desktop backgrounds
Capitan Miranda bow and red sails of Schooner Roseway, Tall ships Halifax 2009
Capitan Miranda bow and red sails of Schooner Roseway, Tall ships Halifax 2009
HMS Bounty sailing by the Halifax's waterfront, sailing photos
HMS Bounty sailing by the Halifax’s waterfront
Barque Sagres II under full sails, Parade of Sail
Barque Sagres II under full sails, Parade of Sail
Schooner Fair Jeanne firing a gun to entertain visitors, Halifax travel images
Schooner Fair Jeanne firing a gun to entertain visitors, Halifax travel images
Barque Cisne Branco crew salutes spectators, sailing photos
Barque Cisne Branco crew salutes spectators, sailing photos
Kruzenstern - final tallship in the Parade of Sail, nautical photos
Barque Kruzenstern closing the Parade of Sail, Tall Ships Halifax 2009

  21.09.2018 by FPImages

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