Last Summer the tall ship Liana’s Ransom made a two day stop over in Sault Ste. Marie. The schooner replica drew hundreds to the waterfront giving tours and rides to passengers.
The Ship arrived in Sault Ste. Marie on July 17 last year. The Tall Ship will offered 90-minute excursions aboard the pirate schooner. Participants sailed the St. Marys River while crew members dressed as pirates told old tales of the sea. The ship was docked at the Bondar Pavilion dock.
Recently the ship and its captain ran into trouble off the U.S. east coast prompting the captain to call for help.
A spokesman with the U.S. Coast Guard says Liana’s Ransom is near Portsmouth, N.H., at a mooring off the neighbouring community of Eliot, Me.
Ross Ruddell says the schooner replica was towed by a private contractor into the mooring at about midnight today under escort by the coast guard.
He didn’t know what shape the ship was in, but said it had been demasted.
The 26-metre, steel-hulled ship ran into trouble when its engine failed and the mainsail became tangled with the mast, prompting the captain to call for help.
All nine people on board leapt from the hobbled ship to a waiting coast guard boat in a rescue that was complicated by rough seas and heavy winds.
Ryan Tilley, the tall ship’s captain, says he was heading to the area to inspect the vessel.
with files from Canadian Press