After a yard period in Lunenburg the ship will be ready for sea on the fourth of September 2017. We expect to cover the 4500 nautical miles in about 36 days. These ocean voyages are ideal to learn all the tricks in the book about square rig sailing. Plus it is a chance to take some distance from your normal land life and a great opportunity to really get to know your fellow trainees. Who knows? Maybe this voyage will give you a new idea on life!
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Lunenburg was established in 1753 as the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax. These early settlers were from various parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the Montbeliard region of France. They followed in the footsteps of earlier Mikmaq and Acadian inhabitants in the area.
A vibrant economy was built on farming, fishing, ship building and ocean-based commerce, particularly in the West Indies trade.
A view from Lunenburg's beautiful waterfront today will take in many of these established marine industries, including deep sea trawlers, fish processing plants, foundries making marine hardware, marine railways hauling vessels for construction and repair, wooden boat building, and more.
A diversified economy based on the fisheries, tourism and manufacturing has become firmly entrenched in Lunenburg. The town offers visitors many architectural delights. Houses, businesses, churches and public buildings from the late 1700s and particularly early 1800s are still being used today. The Town's German heritage has been maintained and promoted and the history of the fishing industry has been captured in the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
In 1992, the Government of Canada designated "Old Town" Lunenburg as a National Historic District. In 1995, the World Heritage Committee, under the auspices of UNESCO, recognized Lunenburg's cultural and natural heritage by adding it to their World Heritage List.
35 days at sea
Open ocean sailing for 35 days. Learn the way of the ship, standing regular watches, and getting into the ship's routine.
Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, was the first major port and the capital of colonial Brazil for almost two centuries. Its population is over 2 million.
The city lies between green tropical hills and broad beaches along the bay of Todos os Santos. It was built on two levels with administration buildings and residences constructed on the hills, and forts, docks, and warehouses on the beaches. To this day the city is still divided into upper and lower cities.
From 1500 to 1815 Salvador was the nation's busiest port. A significant portion of the sugar from northeast Brazil, and gold and diamonds from the mines in the southeast passed through Salvador. It was a golden age for the town; magnificent homes and churches resplendent in gold decoration were built. Many of the city's baroque churches, private homes, squares, and even the hand-chipped paving bricks have been preserved as part of Brazil's historic patrimony.
In Salvador, more than anywhere else in the country, the African influence in the makeup of Brazilian culture is readily visible, from the spicy dishes still called by their African names (caruru, vatapa, acaraji), to the ceremonies of candombli which honor both African deities and Catholic holidays, to the capoeira schools where a unique African form of ritualistic fighting is taught.