Tall Ship "The Mist of Avalon" - Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage, MN --- August 2, 2016 (LSN) The Tall Ship “The Mist of Avalon” will be in port at Grand Portage National Monument during the 2016 Rendezvous Days weekend as part of the National Parks Service Centennial Celebration.
The ship arrives the afternoon of Friday, August 12, 2016 and departs mid-day Sunday, August 14, 2016 for Duluth and the Tall Ships Festival.
Tours will be available all day Saturday, August 13, 2016.
Tours will be FREE and on a first come, first serve basis.
Shuttles to tour the Tall Ship will be provided by the Isle Royal boat the “Sea Hunter” throughout the day on Saturday – the ship will be parked away from shore. The boat draws in about 12 ft. of water and he bay is too shallow. Historically, when the Northwest Trading Co. docked it’s ships at Grand Portage, it was moored in same location.
Required for all visitors: Tennis or Dock Shoes!! NO SANDALS due to the slickness of surface and safety, (bare foot coverage).
The Grand Portage National Monument ship, The “Mackinaw,” will be docked outside of the monument for the weekend and will also have tours. This is a 24 ft. sailboat restored by North House Folk School and owned by Grand Portage National Monument
The Mist of the Avalon is sailing from Toronto, Canada, some of the facts of the ship:
- Vessel type is a Gaff Schooner
- Flag: Canada
- Homeport: LIverpool, Nova Scotia
- Sparred Length: 100 feet
- Draft: 10 foot depth
- Beam: 20 feet
- Rig height: 85 feet
- Sail area: 3,668 sq. ft.
- Hull: wood