1992 began the ship's new life as "Mist of Avalon", named for the mystic Celtic island of rebirth. She was brought from Nova Scotia to her new home port at Holiday' s Afloat Marina in Ivy Lea, Ontario, Canada in the summer of 1993. Here, work continued on the conversion from motor vessel to a fully rigged vessel in the tradition of the late 19th century Grand Banks schooners.
Summer of 1997 saw "Mist of Avalon" return to sea on her maiden voyage under sail, to Bonavista, Newfoundland, to greet another historic vessel, John Cabot's "Matthew".
1992: December: Ship purchased, hauled out, hull scraped and anti fouled.
1993: Upper fore deck removed. New transom and cap rails installed. Main engine replaced. Working deck removed, deck epoxy covered. Fish hold sand blasted clean.
1994: Fuel tanks removed, inspected, cleaned and replaced. Engine room built. Old pilot house removed. Holding tank installed. Anchor windlass placed on deck. Dry docking for hull painting. 12 tons of concrete ballast poured in fish old. New sole installed.
1995: New pilot house and forward skylight. Interior work. Booms and gaffs built. New pine deck laid over old. Steel masts built. Standing rigging assembled.
1996: Bow sprit installed. Main and fore masts stepped. Dry docked, hull recaulked.
1997: Interior sleeping cabins and main salon completed. Galley constructed. Crew bunks refinished. Boom and gaffs installed. Sails and running rigging installed. Ready for sea.
Future work: top masts and top sails.
Jib 473 square feet
Jumbo 376 square feet
Fore sail 854 square feet
Main sail 1276 square feet
Total 2971 square feet
Lenght overall 100'
Lenght waterline 74'
Displacement 100 tons
Bow sprit projection 17'
Fore mast (deck to cap) 57' 2"
Main mast (deck to cap) 63' 1"
Fore boom 18' 6"
Main boom 35' 4"
Fore gaff 18' 6"
Main gaff 25
Booms, Gaffs and Sprit: spruce
Pilot House and Skylight: pine, oak and mahogany
Hull: oak and spruce, galvanized iron fastening
Sail cloth: Dacront
Crew: Skipper, First Mate & Chief Cook, 8 Seamen
Engine: Main 3306 Cat diesel, Auxiliary 12 HP Listert
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