Destination Area: Atlantic Coast & Great Lakes of U.S. & Canada
Length: 10 NIGHTS
Vessel: Picton Castle


Departs:

Louisburg, Nova Scotia on August 5, 2017

Returns:

Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada on August 15, 2017


Fare for this voyage is $1,700 Canadian dollars per passenger. .
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10 Night Voyage From Louisbourg to Digby, Nova ScotiaSail along the south coast of Cape Breton, and the wild Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia to home port Lunenburg. Then out and around the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores to the Bay of Fundy and Digby.



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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
  • Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and you'll experience a time-warp back to the 1700's
  • Chat with fishermen/ sailors and servants and see children playing 300 year old games
  • Digby is a small town but you'll find plenty to do and is famous for the delicious scollops harvested from local waters
  • Lunenburg is one of only 2 urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Stroll around this picturesque village to see the architecture and get a bite to eat.

LEG #5: This voyage starts in Louisburg with a port visit in Lunenburg then on to Digby, Nova Scotia 10 nights later.

The first day in Louisburg 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 along the southern border of Cape Breton and Nova Scotia (main body) rounding the west end by Yarmouth to Digby in the Bay of Fundy.

Louisburg, Nova Scotia
Louisbourg is situated on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Before the American Revolution the French had a stronghold in Nova Scotia, and a fort at Louisbourg, at the gateway to the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. The fort was built there in part to protect the French cod fishing industry.

In 1745, a militia of four thousand New Englanders made their way up to Louisbourg and took the fort. The taking of Louisbourg shocked the European world. French citizens of the city were shipped back home and eventually the fortress was destroyed by the British.

In the 1960s the Canadian government began a project to rebuild the historic fortress as it had looked in 1744. This history tourism site is not to be missed.


Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Winner of the Communities in Bloom most beautiful small town in Canada, Prettiest Painted Places in Canada, Port City of the Year and Society of American Travel Writers’ awards. Picturesque Lunenburg lies nestled along the scenic shores of southern Nova Scotia one hour from Halifax. Here, you can experience a traditional way of life and work amidst historic architecture, attractions and amenities.

Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, designated because of the grid pattern of the streets and the distinct architecture of the wooden buildings. It's also a hive of maritime knowledge and skills, home port of the Canadian icon schooner Bluenose II, and is becoming a major arts and culture destination.


Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada
Digby overlooks the picturesque Annapolis Basin, a sheltered and mostly shallow water body, part of the Bay of Fundy between Nova Scotia and new Brunswick. Fishing and tourism are the town's main economic drivers. Digby has been an active fishing community for years and is famous for delicious scallops harvested from local waters. With a waterfront location on the shores of the Annapolis Basin, you can view the incredible tides, as much as 30 feet, in the harbor. Digby offers great whale watching, lovely parks, hiking trails, and a championship golf course.

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