Before you is the St Lawrence II, built in 1953 as a training vessel for the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets. She has proudly represented Canada at many special events, including OPSAIL
'64, '76 and '92. A traditionally rigged brigantine
, it is now owned and operated by Brigantine Incorporated
, a non-profit group offering sailing programs
for 13- to 18-year-olds.
It is moored in the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour basin. Built for the 1976 Summer Olympics
, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour boasts 300 slips, and continues to host the yearly CORK regatta
, the largest freshwater regatta in the world.
Behind you is the wall of Kingston Penitentiary
. Built in 1835, it is one of the world's oldest continually-operated prisons. The Pen is home to many of Canada's most notorious criminals, including Paul Bernardo