Tall ships harken back to a simpler time

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Published on September 01, 2014

Mists of Avalon (front) and St. Lawrence ll sail past the former Canadian Coast Guard wharf before leaving the harbour.

Published on September 01, 2014

The Mist of Avalon and Liana's Ransom get ready to leave the harbour on their way to Summerside.

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St. Lawrence ll under partial sail.

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Crew members of the St. Lawrence ll work with the ropes as she is getting under sail.

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Crew is busy when first getting underway.

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The Sea Change is hard over during a stiff breeze as she prepares to leave Charlottetown.

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The helmsman of the Mist of Avalon guides his ship around the harbour.

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Some of the tall ships begin to head out of the harbour.

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St. Lawrence ll and Fair Jeanne

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Sea Change and Mist of Avalon

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St. Lawrence ll, under partial sail, heads toward the mouth of the harbour.

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St. Lawrence ll and Fair Jeanne

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The Fair Jeanne

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The crew of the St. Lawrence ll hard at work in a stiff breeze.

Talls ships made Charlottetown their home for several days at the end of August as part of the 2014 celebrations. There was a time ships like these were a common sight in the harbour and tied up at piers, but now they are a novelty that invites people to learn more of the past. Guardian photos by Brian McInnis

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