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The Scottish Studies Foundation invites you and your family and friends to join us on our 16th annual tall ship cruise on Sunday, September 2 aboard Canada's largest sailing ship, the Empire Sandy.

Singers, dancers and the sound of the pipes will accompany and entertain you with songs and music from Scotland and Canada. As you might expect, there will be lots of tartan in evidence!

We will cruise out on Lake Ontario where the views of the Toronto skyline are spectacular and the hustle and bustle of ships of all shapes and sizes is a delight to the eye. If ever there was a photo opportunity, this is it -- so be sure to bring your camera as it will be a day to remember! The CNE's spectacular Air Show is also on that day - an added bonus!

The Empire Sandy will be docked on the south side of Queens Quay West, directly opposite Lower Spadina Avenue, beside the Music Garden. Parking is readily available in the vicinity of Harbourfront but be sure to leave yourself time to find a spot. (Click here for map.) Public transportation is via the LRT (Light Rapid Transit streetcar) that originates from Union Station.

This is a unique opportunity for you to share the experience of a voyage on a tall ship under full sail and recapture the spirit of Canada's pioneers!

Our annual Tall Ship Cruise commemorates the historic voyage of pioneer ship "Hector" which arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773. The Canadian Post Office (Canada Post) issued this eight-cent stamp in 1973 to mark the 200th anniversary of this event.

There are two sailings: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for adults and $5 for children (15 and under)
or $25 and $8 respectively if purchased on the day.

Please click here to order tickets.

For more information please e-mail us or telephone Robert Stewart at 905-294-4389, robert@stewartbooks.com

And to give you an idea of what it's like to be with us on the Empire Sandy, here's a selection of photographs from some of our previous cruises:

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