Thirteen tall ships were in Brockville, Ontario, last weekend as part of the 1812 Tour.
We had the chance to go out in the St. Lawrence River on the Empire Sandy, the largest of the tall ships there — and I believe the largest in Canada. (It’s 203 feet long.)
It can be hard to convey the “tallness” of these ships in a photograph, which have masts over 100 feet.
I wanted to get a shot that told a story of what we experienced that beautiful June day.
Luckily, it was breezy, so we had a chance to see the crew hoist and lower the sails. Hard work, that is!
I managed to get myself positioned below one of the crew members as he was straddling the boom, in an attempt to flake the sail (put it down). I saw him look up, and clicked the shutter at the right time. The lines on each side of the mast are called “ratlines” and they are what you climb to the top of the mast if you needed to.
Here are a few other images from the day….
Shared with Weekly Photo Challenge, June 21.