Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Mist of Avalon"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Mist of Avalon, Ken Brack, Operation Sail, New York City , 07/2000

Source, location, date:
Ken Brack,
Operation Sail, New York City,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Mist of Avalon
Ex-names:Liverpool Bay
Registered port:Ivy Lea, Ontario
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1967
Yard:MacLean Shipbuilding, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Overall length:30.50 m
Length (hull):22.50 m
Breadth:6.10 m
Draught:3.05 m
Sail area:352 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Engine:Caterpillar Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 May 2000

  • she began her life as motor vessel "Liverpool Bay" in 1967, when she was built at the MacLean Shipbuilding yard in Nova Scotia
  • used as fishing-boat on the Banks of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland for 20 years, 1987 left abandoned at a Halifax pier for 5 years
  • 1992 renamed to "Mist of Avalon", towed to her new homeport in Ivy Lea, Ontario in summer 1993, conversion from a motor vessel to a sailing ship in the tradition of the late 19th century Grand Banks schooners
  • summer 1997 maiden voyage under sail to Bonavista, Newfoundland
  • she is available for corporate and social events, festivals and boat shows, tall-ship events and sail training


Website (English, 20 Mar 2003):
Schooner Mist of Avalon: the ship's history, photos, about the bell, contact address