Destination Area: Atlantic Coast & Great Lakes of U.S. & Canada
Length: 14 NIGHTS
Vessel: Picton Castle


Departs:

Summerside, Prince Edward Island on July 1, 2017

Returns:

Baie Comeau, Canada on July 15, 2017


Fare for this voyage (LEG #3A) is $2,300.Canadian dollars per passenger. LEG #3B starts in Baie Comeau and ends in Quebec City for $1,100.Canadian dollars per passenger. LEG #4 starts in Quebec City and ends in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia for $2,600.Canadian dollars per passenger. LEG #5 starts in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia and ends in Digby, Nova Scotia for $1,700. Canadian dollars per passenger. LEG #6 starts in Digby, Nova Scotia and ends in Lunenbourg, Nova Scotia for $2,000. Canadian dollars per passenger.

The above fares are all inclusive including sail training and land excursions.

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LEG #3A: SAILING INTO THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE THEN INTO THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER TO BAIE COMEAU, QUEBEC: 14 Night Voyage From Summerside, PEI to Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada

The barque Picton Castle is a traditionally rigged and operated deep water sail training vessel. She typically undertakes long ocean passages, and ha ...

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  • Become acquainted with your fellow passengers
  • captain and crew
  • Learn what it is to work a tall ship
  • Go aloft to set & furl sail
  • Practice navigation
  • Take your turn at the helm
  • Stand watches
  • Maintain the ship underway
  • Attend workshops on celestial navigation and other sailing skills
  • Spend ample time in Summerside where you will see a lively boardwalk on the ocean with shops and restaurants
  • You may also see performers showing off the Celtic roots with an energetic display of dancing
  • piping and drumming
  • Immerse yourself in the unique culture of the Innu community in Sept Isles
  • Explore the waters of the St. Lawrence River
  • the most important waterway in Canada and one of the largest rivers in the world
  • Visit the Maison de la Faune in Baie to learn about the wildlife in the area.

LEG #3A: This voyage starts in Summerside, PEI and ends in Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada 14 days later.

The first day in Summerside will be spent on training and orientation preparing the ship and crew for this voyage. You will meet your shipmates and start to learn the ways of the ship. When the captain decides that everything and everyone is shipshape you will sail in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to and down the St. Lawrence River to Baie, Comeau stopping at 1 port along the way.

Summerside, Prince Edward Island
The founding and development of Summerside is a fascinating story of Canada's 19th century entrepreneurial spirit. The primary economic drivers were wooden shipbuilding and Silver Fox farming. Both industries ultimately went into decline, as steel ships and different fashion trends superceded them. Summerside was also the trading center for the farmers on Prince Edward Island, with good water and rail connections.

Summerside is well known as a showplace for 19th century and early 20th century homes and marvelous architecture. Taking a walking tour through the Historic House District and along the Water Street Commercial District will introduce you to many of Summerside's beautiful heritage buildings. You can see tree-lined streets, stately 1890s Queen Anne homes, the Four Squares and Colonial Revivals of merchants and fox men, and Prince County Courthouse. Walk along Water Street, the commercial core of this "City on the Bays", and past some of Summerside's oldest public buildings, through the "Old Village" that developed between Queen's Wharf and Joseph Greene's Inn. You will see buildings dating back to Summerside's shipbuilding boom, Gothic Revivals, and Georgians.


Sept Iles, Quebec, Canada


Baie Comeau, Canada
Baie Comeau is located 260 miles north-east of Quebec City in the Côte-Nord region of the province of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River near the mouth of the Manicouagan River. The Baie-Comeau region's landscape has been shaped by glacial retreats and extraordinary and unusual natural phenomena such as a meteorite, which caused the immense Manicouagan crater. The region's economy is based on mining, lumbering, aluminum production, hydroelectric production and tourism.

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