MONTREAL, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ -
WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2012, at noon
WHERE: Southern tip of the Jacques Cartier Quay
WHAT: TALL SHIPS sail past
This parade of the Tall Ships marks the beginning of the most expected maritime event of the year, in the Old Port of Montreal all the weekend until Sunday, September 16th.
What to expect:
The Tall Ships will come into view on the other side of the Jacques Cartier Bridge at about 11:45, and will sail beneath the bridge around 12:00.
By 12:30 or so, they will be around the tip of the J C QUAY, and the cannon salute will begin.
They will each be saluted individually and will then sail in a loop in the Alexandra Basin with their sails fully unfurled before coming back to the Jacques Cartier Quay, where you can watch them execute their delicate mooring manoeuvres.
For more information: http://www.vieuxportdemontreal.com/
Our thanks to the partners of the 2012 Edition of the Tall Ships®: SDC Vieux-Montréal, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Presenter of the Navigators' District, Van Houtte, Presenter of the Maritime Tales, and Laurentian Bank, Presenter of the Young Sailors' District.
The Old Port also wishes to acknowledge the support of its institutional partners: TELUS, Sleeman, Coca-Cola and its main partner, the Government of Canada.
SOURCE: Old Port of Montréal Corporation
For further information:
Source: Old Port of Montréal Corporation
Tel.: 514 844-9678
Cell: 514 652-6478