|Über uns||The annual Maitland Launch Festival commemorates the launch of the largest square-rigged wooden vessel built in Canada: the "William D. Lawrence".|
LAUNCHING GREAT SHIPS AND GREAT TRIPS
The Maitland Launch Festival is a commemorative celebration of the launch of the great ship, "William D. Lawrence", the largest square-rigged wooden vessel ever built in Canada!
The original launch took place on October 27, 1874 (making 2014 the 140th Anniversary of the original launch) and was attended by over 4000 people drawn from all over Nova Scotia, Canada, the US and Europe, many of whom came to witness the ship capsize and sink, believing the ship to be too large to float. But float she did, and the "William D. Lawrence" became Mr. Lawrence's most successful ship ever built.
There will be fun for the whole family all weekend long! Come one! Come all!
The Maitland Launch Festival is brought to you by:
The CHArt Society
( http://www.facebook.com/pages/CHArt-Society/ )
with support from:
Nova Scotia Tourism
( http://www.novascotia.com )