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Looking for something fun to do on August 12th? Follow the link below and book your tickets for our Full Moon Blues Crui...
07/27/2022
2022 Public Cruise Schedule - Empire Sandy

Looking for something fun to do on August 12th? Follow the link below and book your tickets for our Full Moon Blues Cruise and enjoy a jazzy night under the stars with amazing views of the city

https://www.empiresandy.com/toronto-dinner-cruises/2022-public-cruise-schedule/

2022 Public Cruise Schedule Empire Sandy Public Cruises for 2022 Full Moon Blues Cruise Join us on our Full Moon Blues Cruise, for a memorable, jazzy night under the stars with stunning views of the city skyline onboard Canada’s largest sailing ship. This cruise features a live band, a three hour ...

06/26/2022

I'll sail away. Image from Kingsville 2019 Empire Sandy

Photos from Shaughnessy Photography's post
06/26/2022

Photos from Shaughnessy Photography's post

06/26/2022

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Brockville TALL SHIPS Festival Brockville Tourism

12/12/2021

Tall Ship Trees
back on Tuesday at 11AM
🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲

12/04/2021

Christmas tree sale starts today at 11AM
United Way Greater Toronto

11/04/2021

Last year, we wanted to do something fun, different and meaningful for Christmas, especially because we were all in lock down and many events were cancelled. Marc-Philippe and I decided to sell Christmas trees on board the tall ship Empire Sandy for fun and for charity. The response was amazing! People were excited to come on board. There were families, children, tourists and locals. It gave the neighbourhood some Christmas cheer. As it was such a success, Marc-Philippe and I have once again decided to board the tall ship Empire Sandy, this year docked beside the Amsterdam Brewery at 245 Queens Quay West and sell balsam fir trees. This will provide a uniquely nautical and festive environment on the waterfront. Part of the fun of buying a tree from us, is the opportunity for you and your family to tour the Empire Sandy, enjoy the beautiful view from the Sandy, listen to Christmas music and to appreciate the ambience. There is a COVID plan in place. Proceeds with be going to the United Way Greater Toronto. Prices start at $60. Credit cards, debit, tap and cash are accepted. We will be open Thursday to Sunday for the month of December and at any time by appointment. It is also possible to order a tree for delivery via our page, Tall Ship Trees
Thank-you, Oksana Slavutych and Marc-Philippe Gagne

Donny Moore Photography
08/17/2019

Donny Moore Photography

The Empire Sandy in Dock at Kingsville

T. Shaw Photography
08/14/2019

T. Shaw Photography

Got home from our trip to Caseville last night, unloading the vehicle, look over to see the ship, Empire Sandy going by! Couldn't have been better timing!

Amanda
08/12/2019

Amanda

Last night on lower Lake Huron and StClair river. Such a beautiful boat.

Ontario's Blue Coast
07/28/2019
Ontario's Blue Coast

Ontario's Blue Coast

Massive EPIC Weekend with Sarnia TALL Ships® Celebration - with BorderFest & Artzscape Coming August 8th to 11th

For Advanced Ticket Click Here: https://www.ticketscene.ca/list.php?q=sarnia

Here’s the concert lineup:
THURSDAY, August 8th (Country Night) – Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, Scott Manery & the Barn Burners and Brothers Wilde. Tickets $39.99
FRIDAY, August 9th – Big Wreck, Tokyo Police Club, Texas King, Rodney James and The Riot. Tickets $44.99
SATURDAY, August 10th – Dennis DeYoung of Styx, Mark Farner’s American Band and Noise Pollution. Tickets $59.99
SUNDAY, August 11th – Lou Gramm of Foreigner, John Payne of ASIA and Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger and Rebound Rocks Ticket $49.99

Tall Ships include the Bluenose II and Picton Castle from Nova Scotia, the Empire Sandy from Toronto, Fair Jeanne, Appledore IV and the Nao Santa Maria, a replica of the ship that brought Columbus to the new world.

https://thesarniajournal.ca/interest-building-for-massive-tall-ships-weekend/

Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto
07/27/2019

Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto

📢⛵ Calling all mates! Stay on board all summer long as The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® ONTARIO sails to a port near you this August.

Here’s a list of the stops and some highlights at each festival. Have questions? Check out the tour website here: http://tallshipson.com/

Midland - Aug 9, 10, 11
😋 Grab a butter tart or two at their artisan market, Midland is known for them. Yum! The next butter tart festival isn’t until June 13, 2020.
⚓ Tour Tall Ship Expeditions Canada Pride of Baltimore II and HMCS Oriole / NCSM Oriole as select ships make Midland home for the weekend.
🌲 Catch the Great Canadian Lumberjacks Show and cheer on your favourites.
Learn More: Town of Midland

Sarnia - Aug 10, 11
🇨🇦 See a Canadian icon - the Bluenose II will be docked along with several other majestic tall ships. Catch the beautiful parade of sail on Aug 9. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2Y3U9AJ
🤘 Jam out to 80s, country and rock music at the Bluewater BorderFest from Aug 8-11.
☀️ Take in the beautiful waterfront and all the other family-friendly activities happening!
Learn More: Ontario's Blue Coast

Kingsville - Aug 16-18
⚓ Climb aboard ships like Bluenose II, Picton Castle and more!
🌮 Shop ‘til you drop and eat your way along Artisan Alley and the Captain’s Galley.
📷 Explore local shops decked out with Maritime decorations. Photo ops are around every corner along the beautiful waterfront.
Learn More: Town of Kingsville

Brockville - Aug 30 - Sept 1
⛵ Discover stunning tall ships, including the iconic Bluenose II and Empire Sandy
⚓ Watch nautical demonstrations that will educate and entertain.
👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 Bring the whole family! Children will enjoy the kids zone and you’ll all love the live entertainment.
Learn More: TALL SHIPS Brockville Festival

Tag a friend who lives close to one of these beautiful ports and plan your summer on the water.

For more info: http://tallshipson.com/ Tall Ships America - Adventure and Education Under Sail

Ontario Government
OCAF
CTV
Porter Airlines

Canal Days
06/25/2019

Canal Days

Are you ready to set sail Canal Days weekend? Tickets for the Empire Sandy are on sale! Call the Roselawn Centre Box Office at 905-834-7572 to book your tickets! To see the sailing schedule, visit http://portcolborne.ca/page/canal_days_tallship_cruises

Shout out to our HwyH20 sponsor, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, for aiding in her safe passage through the Welland Canal from Lakes Ontario to Erie.

Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto
06/13/2019

Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto

: DYK Empire Sandy was originally built as a deep-sea tug in the UK in 1943. One of 1,464 in her fleet, she is now the only one in existence. She is a permanent attraction on Toronto's waterfront and NOT included in the tall ship deck tours tickets. To book a cruise aboard Empire Sandy, visit her website: https://www.empiresandy.com/ and come see her at , Canada Day weekend (June 29 - July 1) along .

Stats:
⚓️ Three-masted schooner | Tern schooner
🇨🇦 Home Port: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
🗓 Built: 1943
📏 Draft: 15’2” | Beam: 30’1” | Sail area: 11,000 square feet | Sparred length: 203’ | Rig Height: 116’
💪🏽 (Single Screw) CAT 3406-E diesel
🔨 Steel

No need to purchase a ticket to see this ship, but if you would like to see the others at the festival get your tickets now. Tickets allow you to board all of the visiting ships for one day: http://bit.ly/2XvVkUX. Learn more about Empire Sandy and the other ships making Toronto home during Canada Day weekend: https://towaterfrontfest.com/ships/empire-sandy/

Warm weather is finally here! Remember, We have limited Toronto dates available this season. Sail into summer June 21st ...
06/09/2019

Warm weather is finally here! Remember, We have limited Toronto dates available this season.

Sail into summer June 21st for the summer solstice cruise!

For additional dates and to purchase tickets check out the link below!

You’re gonna miss us when we’re gone

https://www.empiresandy.com/buy-now-toronto-boat-cruises/

Don’t miss the boat! We have limited Toronto dates available this season. Sail into summer June 21st for the summer sols...
04/27/2019

Don’t miss the boat! We have limited Toronto dates available this season.

Sail into summer June 21st for the summer solstice cruise!

For additional dates and to purchase tickets check out the link below!

You’re gonna miss us when we’re gone

https://www.empiresandy.com/buy-now-toronto-boat-cruises/

Canal Days
04/02/2019

Canal Days

The Welland Canal is officially open! Did you know you can sail through the locks on the tall ship Empire Sandy twice this year?!? Once on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, and again on Thursday, August 1 as she makes her way to Canal Days! For ticket information, visit: http://portcolborne.ca/page/canal_days_tallship_cruises

Port of Call: Buffalo
04/02/2019

Port of Call: Buffalo

Say hello to Empire Sandy! ⛵️ At 203 feet, she is the largest vessel in the Buffalo fleet. A three-masted schooner out of Toronto, the Empire Sandy is a converted steel deep-sea salvage tug that saw service in the North Atlantic with the British Navy in World War II!

She has a crew of 25, and during Basil Port of Call: Buffalo, she will be berthed along the Riverwalk between the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park & the Erie Basin Marina. Below deck during the festival you'll also find the Wegmans VIP Hospitality Lounge! ⚓️

➡️ Learn more and purchase tickets online at www.portofcallbuffalo.org!

Sarnia-Lambton Tall Ships Celebration 2019
11/10/2018

Sarnia-Lambton Tall Ships Celebration 2019

For over 30 years Empire Sandy has been Canada’s largest sailing Tallship. Empire Sandy is a tall ship that will be providing sail-aways during the Sarnia-Lambton Tall Ship Celebration . She was built as an Englishman/ Larch Deep Sea-class tugboat for war service by the British government in 1943. After the end of World War II she was renamed Ashford and then Chris M before reverting to the original name of Empire Sandy and being converted to a schooner. Empire Sandy was one of 1,464 Empire ships built or acquired for war service by the British government. Built in England in 1943 as a deep sea tugboat,she was tasked with Royal Navy work and salvaging merchant ships damaged in the Battle of the Atlantic and other naval engagements during the Second World War. She served in the North Atlantic Ocean from Iceland to Sierra Leone, the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal during the Second World War. We are honoured to have Empire Sandy join our fleet in 2019

Summer sunsets are best from the deck of the Empire Sandy 🌅
08/15/2018

Summer sunsets are best from the deck of the Empire Sandy 🌅

Canal Days
08/06/2018

Canal Days

Are you enjoying your long weekend? We sure are with this view!
08/05/2018

Are you enjoying your long weekend? We sure are with this view!

Empire Sandy's cover photo
07/19/2018

Empire Sandy's cover photo

Empire Sandy
07/19/2018

Empire Sandy

Want views like this? We’re the place to watch a beautiful summer sunset 🌅 | 📷:  |
07/17/2018

Want views like this? We’re the place to watch a beautiful summer sunset 🌅 | 📷: |

To those coming out for the celebration & cruise tomorrow! We are located at the foot of Spadina and Queens Quay West!
07/13/2018

To those coming out for the celebration & cruise tomorrow! We are located at the foot of Spadina and Queens Quay West!

Does this tug boat look familiar? Have you ever walked past the beautiful white tall ship at Spadina and Queens Quay and...
07/05/2018

Does this tug boat look familiar?

Have you ever walked past the beautiful white tall ship at Spadina and Queens Quay and wondered “what’s her story?”

Join us on Saturday July 14th and find out! Come out for a buffet dinner cruise and learn all about how she became the beautiful sailing vessel she is today!

You won’t want to miss this celebration, and a chance to be a part of her history!

Have you checked the weather for the Canada Day long weekend? It's gonna be a hot one! What better way to keep cool than...
06/26/2018

Have you checked the weather for the Canada Day long weekend? It's gonna be a hot one! What better way to keep cool than out on the water! Follow the link to get your tickets now and reserve your spot! - Space is limited -

https://www.empiresandy.com/buy-now-toronto-boat-cruises/

06/15/2018
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06/08/2018

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Gotta love a waterfront view - Photo by Ashlee Kellehear

Are you an experienced sailor and want to work on the water this summer?  Send us your resume to info@empiresandy.com
06/05/2018

Are you an experienced sailor and want to work on the water this summer? Send us your resume to [email protected]

Are you looking for a fun summer job?  Look no further!  Leave the ordinary ashore!
05/04/2018

Are you looking for a fun summer job? Look no further! Leave the ordinary ashore!

Empire Sandy
04/20/2018

Empire Sandy

Although we do look nice with a fresh dusting of snow, who else is counting down the days until warmer weather? One week...
03/13/2018

Although we do look nice with a fresh dusting of snow, who else is counting down the days until warmer weather? One week until spring!

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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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A throwback to last year, and my ornaments upon a with Tall Ship Trees aboard Empire Sandy . I’m so looking forward to being back aboard this Saturday, (tomorrow) and I hope to see lots of familiar faces. I’ll have a greater array of items this year beyond ornaments including key tassels, plant hangers and wall hangings too!

This is my last event of the year, and I’m going to take a break over the holiday. I’ll return in the New Year with a new focus and new work that I’m excited to share with you all! ✨

We are open tonight Empire Sandy!
🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
Till 8PM
Come visit us on Empire Sandy on Thursday afternoon!
We’ll be back all weekend!
Open tonight until 6PM
Lots of CONDO size trees!
United Way Greater Toronto
Empire Sandy
Vintage metal tree stands available!
On the Empire Sandy!
Arriving December! Beautiful Balsam Fir Christmas Trees aboard Empire Sandy docked at Queen's Quay West behind Amsterdam Brewery
Last year, we wanted to do something fun, different and meaningful for Christmas, especially because we were all in lock down and many events were cancelled. Marc-Philippe and I decided to sell Christmas trees on board the tall ship Empire Sandy for fun and for charity. The response was amazing! People were excited to come on board. There were families, children, tourists and locals. It gave the neighbourhood some Christmas cheer. As it was such a success, Marc-Philippe and I have once again decided to board the tall ship Empire Sandy, this year docked beside the Amsterdam Brewery at 245 Queens Quay West and sell balsam fir trees. This will provide a uniquely nautical and festive environment on the waterfront. Part of the fun of buying a tree from us, is the opportunity for you and your family to tour the Empire Sandy, enjoy the beautiful view from the Sandy, listen to Christmas music and to appreciate the ambience. There is a COVID plan in place. Proceeds with be going to the United Way Toronto. Prices start at $60. Credit cards, debit, tap and cash are accepted. We will be open Thursday to Sunday for the month of December and at any time by appointment. It is also possible to order a tree for delivery via our page. Thank-you!

Oksana Slavutych and Marc-Philippe Gagne
Are you crew aboard a Canadian flagged tall ship or vessel that calls Canada their home port? Have you been crew in the past 5-7 years? We are looking for your opinion and input on an important topic. Please share this invitation with your crew mates.

Get more details and register in advance: https://forms.gle/CtUhtsnM2hJRg3qr9

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YES!
We are coming back to sell Christmas trees
on Empire Sandy
Good morning!!

Calendars will be here this week and should start Shipping out next week! Also, keep an eye out for a chance to win one!

Order yours today!
https://www.tshawphotography.com/calendar


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That’s TORONTO LIFE!
Had an americano on board of the Empire Sandy 203-foot 3-mast tall ship, forced to stay put, thanks to the pandemic. (Just east of the Toronto Music Gardens) I’m sooooo going back tonight for a cocktail and a ceviche. Apparently, it’s magical at night! Will keep you posted.
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