Tall ship to visit this weekend

  • Wed Jun 28th, 2006 10:00am
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HMCS Oriole, a 103-foot sail training vessel with a crew of 26, will visit the islands this weekend.
The 85-year old sailing ship arrives at about 3:00 pm Friday at the dock in Queen Charlotte and will remain there over the weekend. Its crew will head to Port to participate in the Canada Day celebrations, but the ship will stay in Charlotte.
Oriole is steel-hulled, weighs 93-tonnes and was built for a private owner in 1921. It was commandeered by the navy during WWII, and has remained in commission ever since. The vessel last visited the islands in 2004.
It will be open for tours from 10 am to 4 pm.