Tall Ship - Tecumseth - Canada

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The tall ship Tecumseth is seen in this photograph while she was secured alongside wharf 1 in the harbour at Port Weller on July 17th, 2000.

Tecumseth is a replica of the 19th-century British war schooner Tecumseth, which served with the Royal Naval Establishment (now Discovery Harbour) at Penetanguishene. Used for defense and transport from the Royal Navy base, she was active on Lake Huron after the War of 1812 and eventually put into Ordinary. Today's replica was designed from the original British Admiralty plans and has been built to appear as close as possible to the original ship.

Although the replica is a modern ship with up-to-date safety features, Tecumseth is the mirror image of her namesake and takes visitors back to the days of Nelson's Navy and England's "wooden walls." Officers and crew are in historic uniform and participants join in making the ship come alive during Tecumseth's sail training programs.

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Posted: June 30, 2001       Last Revised: June 30, 2001
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