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The Scottish Studies Annual Tall Ship Cruise

September 6, 2015 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm



The Empire Sandy under full sail Once again, the crew of the Empire Sandy, Canada’s tallest sailing ship, will be hoisting the sails to get the Scottish Studies Foundation’s annual cruise underway on Sunday September 6.

Almost to the day, this will mark the 24th anniversary of our first Tall Ship Cruise, designed to commemorate the arrival of the Scots pioneers in Pictou, Nova Scotia, back in 1773 on board the old ship Hector. The intrepid emigrants who made that historic and difficult voyage are a major part of Canada’s pioneer heritage. They encouraged their fellow clansfolk to follow and help change Canada from a backwoods colony into a nation that is now the envy of the world. So let’s not forget them!

Dig out your old tartan or plaid clothing or anything that might look a bit pioneer-like and come down to Harbourfront in Toronto to help us recreate the pioneer spirit! It’s an event for all age groups. And don’t forget to tell your friends!

There will be two cruises: the morning cruise boards at 11:00 a.m., the afternoon cruise boards at 2:00 p.m.

The Empire Sandy will be docked on the south side of Queens Quay West, directly opposite Lower Spadina Avenue, beside the Music Garden. Parking is readily available in the vicinity of Harbourfront but be sure to leave yourself time to find a spot.

Tickets purchased in advance are $30 for adults and $5 for children (15 and under).

Tickets purchased on day of sail: $35 adults, $8 children.

Food and drinks are available for purchase on board the ship.

You can also mail your order by mailing this form.



September 6, 2015
11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Bill Davidson