Prepare for 11 Tall Ships This August

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 13:49 PM

It will be like a glimpse into our past.    

The harbour will play host to 11 tall ships this summer during the Saint John Festival of Sail between August 18th to 20th.

Victoria Clarke of Discover Saint John says the process of bringing the event to the Port City took about 18 months adding the Rendevous 2017 event involves 35 ports and 40 ships.

Clarke says going through the St. Lawrence Seaway and crossing the Atlantic is logistically huge adding there are a lot of players involved.

She said they had to be patient making sure they were maximizing the experience and providing enough ships for Saint John and that the funding was in place.

Funding is being provided by all three levels of government.

Saint Johners and visitors can get on the ships while they are in port and some can actually travel to Saint John on a ship from another destination on the tour.