Destination Area: Atlantic Coast & Great Lakes of U.S. & Canada
Length: 7 NIGHTS
Vessel: Gulden Leeuw


Departs:

Pictou, Nova Scotia on July 1, 2017

Returns:

Miramichi, New Brunswick on July 8, 2017


Price 15-25 years old: US$ 725 per person.
Price over 25 years old: US$ 840 per person
Three meals per day, snacks, coffee, tea, and water are included..

For more information view pricing information for the Gulden Leeuw
or call us toll free at 1-877-882-4395.

From Pictou set sail on the beautiful Gulf of St Lawrence to Miramichi. This is a cruise-in-Company with time to enjoy the sailing and life on board.



Gulden Leeuw is a classic three-masted topsail schooner, with square sails on her foremast, one of the world's largest such vessels. Built in ...

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  • Learn Navigation
  • Set and furl sails
  • Stand watches underway
  • Practice your helmsmanship
  • Take part in regular ship routines
  • Explore Pictou where the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773
  • Catch some salmon from onboard

From Pictou we will enjoy the beautiful Gulf of St Lawrence and set sail towards Miramichi and Quebec. This is a cruise-in-Company (not a race) so it is time to enjoy not only the sailing and life on board, but especially also the amazing nature of Canada.

Pictou, Nova Scotia
The town of Pictou is located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia and is known as the "Birthplace of New Scotland". The first Scottish immigrants disembarked here in 1773 from the ship Hector. You can explore the Hector Heritage Quay and board the full-sized Ship Hector replica. The Hector Heritage Quay offers unique insight into the journey of early Scots settlers to Nova Scotia, and their arrival in Pictou.

There was a public pillory at the foot of Market Square in which, it has been claimed, a man was confined for three hours for kissing his wife on a Sunday. Today, a replica of the pillory stands at the foot of Hector Square.

Shipbuilding was a major business in Pictou during the 1800's. In 1867 some 40 ships were registered as built in Pictou.

Look for the Water Street Studios building. Dating from 1825, it is a good example of Scottish stone houses. From the time it was built, the building has served as both storefront and residence. It housed the Sheriff's offices from the 1920's to the 1960's.

Visit the Fishing Museum, built as a tribute to the fishing heritage of the Northumberland Strait area. The Museum looks at the fishing industry and ships of the strait from 1800s to the present.


Gulf of Saint Lawrence, voyaging
The largest estuary in the world, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence is where the Great Lakes empty into the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.

The gulf is bounded on the north by the Labrador Peninsula of Quebec, to the east by Newfoundland, to the south by Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, and to the west by Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula and New Brunswick. The St. Lawrence River and Gulf waters flow into the Atlantic through the Strait of Belle Isle (between Newfoundland and Labrador), and the Cabot Strait (between Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island). The Strait of Canso between Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island is no longer an outlet since the Canso Causeway was constructed, preventing the flow of water.

St. Paul Island, to the northeast of Cape Breton Island, is known as the graveyard of the Gulf for the many shipwrecks which have occurred there. The Gulf is centered on the route of migratory birds, and several bird sanctuaries are maintained by the Canadian Wildlife Service in the Gulf. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Gulf of St. Lawrence was a favorite breeding ground for great whales, and they may be sighted here still, although in vastly smaller numbers.


Miramichi, New Brunswick
Miramichi is the largest city in northern New Brunswick, Canada.

Situated along the world famous salmon fishing river, Miramichi has many historic sites, 1.5 miles of walking trails, canoeing and kayaking.


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