La Revenante


Amherstview, Canada

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Schooner La Revenante during the War of 1812 re-enactment on Lake Ontario in Bath, Ontario

Camera: Canon EOS 5D; Lens: Canon EF-24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM
f/9.5 @ 1/500 sec; ISO 400; Focal Length: 105mm

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The schooner La Revenante is a 30-ton replica of an 18th Century New England “pinky” schooner. Her purpose is to serve as an historical display and voyaging vessel in support of historical pageantry, re-enactments, community commemorations of aspects of North American colonial marine history, voyaging expeditions in support of scholarly research into colonial history, and work in film and television productions.

La Revenante was built by hand in Massachusetts by a Mr. Leonard Nelson, a tugboat captain from Boston, who built her over a 12 year period using nothing more than a skilsaw and electric drill. The vessel was commissiond in 1969 and named Amanda, after the builders Grandmother. She was built as a replica of a classic New England fishing schooner design, intended to be operated by short-handed crews in the rough and challenging waters of the Atlantic cod fishery. After serving as a personal yacht and a live-aboard residence, the schooner sailed to Florida where it was operated as a charter vessel for some years under the name Buccaneer. Laid up for conversion again as a residence at Panama City, Florida, the schooner was put up for sale when her owner’s plans changed, and bought by her current owners, Dr. John Wootten and Captain Vernon Fairhead, both of Shawville, Quebec, Canada. (Source: Schooner La Revenante webpage)

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