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C.S.S. Acadia

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C.S.S. Acadia

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The best part of this tour is the down-home hospitality Sam tries to deliver with every ride. There is no real set schedule, so we have a bit more flexibility in how we do things. Sam will help you from the time you first write to the time she hugs you goodbye at the last stop and beyond if you're traveling to anywhere else that she is familiar with. Get to know other travelers and share once in a lifetime experiences along the way.
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Luanne M wrote a review Jun 2019
Zurich, Canada196 contributions53 helpful votes
This beautiful older ship was being restored or cleaned up before the tourist season got underway so we didn't;t get a good look at it as much of it was under tarps.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Bill D wrote a review Oct 2018
209 contributions104 helpful votes
This is a well preserved historical vessel, visited by numerous visitors. well kept up and extremely interesting good for 1 -2 hours on a sunny afternoon on the Halifax waterfront
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Halifax2016 wrote a review Oct 2018
Halifax, Canada27 contributions49 helpful votes
Our family visited. Thanks to Guy, a former Canada sailor, who told us so very much. french or English tour. -free-- make donation. Thanks
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Takarehi wrote a review Jul 2018
Mill Creek, Washington2,198 contributions285 helpful votes
The ship is in need of some tender loving care and restoration. It is fascinating to think that ships like this sailed the seas providing security and exploring.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Bill Z wrote a review Jun 2018
Winnipeg, Canada2,465 contributions244 helpful votes
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Launched in 1913 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, the Acadia was the first vessel specifically designed as an oceangraphic ship to survey Canada's northern waters. Notable for pioneering hydrographic research in Canada's Arctic, she served as a warship before being used to chart the waters around Newfoundland in 1949, creating entirely new charts and updating some that were nearly a century old. The C.S.S. Acadia served during both world wars for the Royal Canadian Navy and is the only survivor from these conflicts. First serving as a patrol and escort vessel from 1916 to 1919, the C.S.S. Acadia also survived the Halifax Explosion in 1917. In 1939, the Acadia was recommissioned as a warship first as a patrol vessel and later as a training ship until the war's end in 1945. The ship now is part of the Maritime Museum and can be toured at its waterfront berthing.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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