Bermuda’s sail training vessel is spreading Bermudian goodwill and re-enacting a centuries-old trade practice through Atlantic Canada this week.
Spirit of Bermuda, which set sail on July 23 for Prince Edward Island in Canada, reached the province over the weekend in time for its annual boating festival.
The crew visited the cities of Charlottetown and Summerside before leaving around 1pm yesterday and heading for Lunenburg in Nova Scotia.
The trip is a continuation from the Spirit’s earlier voyage to the Turks and Caicos Islands, where teenagers learned about the life and global impact of enslaved Bermudian woman Mary Prince.
The crew brought Bermudian limestone to Grand Turk, and is now bringing salt to Eastern Canada and Maine where it would have been exchanged for cod.
The tall ship will sail to Louisbourg and Halifax in Nova Scotia before continuing down the US Eastern Seaboard to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Boston, and New York.
It will then head back to Bermuda, arriving home on August 31.