Research ship docked in Windsor will track Great Lakes Pollution

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Posted: Aug 27, 2013 10:43 AM ET

The Sea Dragon has made its way into Windsor for the Tall Ship Festival but the sailing vessel is more than just a crowd attraction. Besides taking people on tours, the crew conducts research on marine life, collecting samples for water quality and pollution testing…Read more

Stowaway 1812 wines to be auctioned off

On July 4, 2013, Colio Estate Wines, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, Pelee Island Winery, Oxley Estate Winery, Smith and Wilson Estate Wines, and Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery launched “STOWAWAY 1812.” It is a regional collaborative line of wines commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Coastal Trails: Sails to See Tall Ships Festival.

This signature line of six dis stinct wines within one region are limited edition collector’s items that have been sold at the participating wineries throughout the summer…Read More


History comes to life in re-enactment of pivotal battle

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If you are a history aficionado or maybe dozed off during history class while the Battle of Lake Erie was being discussed, a re-enactment of the famous battle will take place on Sept. 2.

Where? Lake Erie, of course.

The historic re-enactment of the battle will take place near Put-in-Bay and honors 200 years of peace with Canada and Great Britain. The celebration begins Aug. 29 and continues through Sept. 2. It is the end of a year-long celebration that began Sept. 8, 2012 with a concert by the Toledo Symphony and harbor illumination.

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Ted Shaw’s Artbeat: Tall tales and tall ships

Aug 23, 2013 – 7:00 PM EDT
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2013 – 3:03 PM EDT

Poets and storytellers will board the tall ship Sorlandet at Dieppe Gardens next Saturday as part of the Sails to See Festival, Labour Day weekend.

The poets laureate of Windsor and Norfolk County, Marty Gervais and John B. Lee, will be joined by Niagara-region poet Keith Inman and two Windsor writers, Vanessa Shields and Mary Ann Mulhern, on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. for readings and tall stories.

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Sea Dragon to join tall ships on Windsor visit (The Windsor Star)

Aug 23, 2013 – 6:28 PM EDT
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2013 – 7:15 PM EDT

Ahead of next weekend’s visit by three historical tall ships, a sailing vessel that does valuable research on the high seas arrives Monday for a visit to Windsor as well.

The Sea Dragon, a 72-foot sailing vessel, will be docked eight days at Dieppe Gardens. With a mandate to educate, research and report on marine conservation, this is the yacht’s first trip to the Great Lakes.

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