Ship profile for the sailing ship: "HMS Bee"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:HMS Bee
Registered port:Penetanguishene
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Type of ship:Gaffelschoner
Year built:1985
Yard:Charlie Allen, Penetanguishene, Ontario, CAN
Overall length:23.75 m
Breadth:4.45 m
Draught:1.70 m
Sail area:160 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:90 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Dec 2000

  • replica of the original transport and supply schooners ("Bee", "Mosquito", and "Wasp") that were stationed at the Penetanguishene Naval Establishment from 1817 to 1831 immediately after the War of 1812, the original "Bee" was built in Nottawasaga and would have ferried goods and men between this depot and Penetanguishene with occassional trips to the Northwest
  • constructed by staff and volunteers of Discovery Harbour
  • operated by the Marine Heritage Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preservation of the art of sailing, programs focus upon sail training for adults and youth with emphasis on living history, sails the waters of Georgian Bay (Great Lakes) from May to October

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2000 ISBN: 0-9636483-5-7
(12th Edition)
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