Sunday, 29 July 2012

Parks Canada raises a schooner

I desperately looked for schooner photos and I have lost them. *sigh*
I love taking photos of boats. We love doing Daycation harbour visits. This sounds like a great idea!

Parks Canada raises a schooner to celebrate 200 years of peace with USA!

Ottawa, Ontario, July 31, 2012 – At 8:30am on Tuesday July 31, 2012, the schooner Lois McClure will begin her 90 minute assent of the Ottawa Locks as she enters the Rideau Canal waterway on a voyage that commemorates the War of 1812 and celebrates 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States. In a gesture of welcome and friendship, you are invited to step aboard and step back in time.


5 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

We love daycations too, all the pleasures of sight seeing but able to sleep in your own bed at night.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love boats, Jenn, but they're few and far between out here on the prairie. Thank goodness all my family is still on the coast, so I can go visit.
The Parks Canada schooner sounds like a wonderful idea. I am arithmetically impaired, so I didn't think about it being 200 years since 1812. Sigh.
K
PS — Americans never believe me when I tell them we won the only war ever fought between our two countries. LOL

Red said...

Looks like sedate water craft. Here we have the biggest most powerful boats and they are cranked up as fast as they can go. Not nice when I like canoes.

Linda said...

I am so historically impaired - I didn't even remember who fought in the War of 1812! Now I have to brush up on my history! (Thanks, Kay) Great photos - I love seeing the boats!

Olga said...

I love your pictures of boats on the water. So summery.