June 28-30 2013
The majestic tall ships came to Hamilton’s waterfront as part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations. The excitement began June 28 with the Parade of Sail and Opening Ceremonies. Daily June 29 and 30 visitors boarded the ships and set sail on selected ships (for a fee), enjoyed free on-land activities, music, food and more. July 1 Canada Day celebrations were at nearby Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks.
TALL SHIPS® Hamilton Highlights:
TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour
The TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour, presented by Redpath Sugar, sailed to 15 Ontario ports during the summer to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. This pan-provincial tour, produced in partnership with the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2013 series, featured tall ships from around the world. From June 14 to September 2, 2013, you could tour the decks of the majestic fleet of ships, participate in War of 1812 interactive experiences, enjoy live musical performances, kids programming and much more.
For a complete list of Hamilton’s War of 1812 Bicentennial events, click here.