2019 Tall Ships Challenge Ontario Tour- Midland Harbour & Discovery Harbour
: The TALL SHIPS Challenge Ontario festival in Midland, ON will kick-off with a FREE event Friday August 9th at 7pm downtown with the âATTACK ON THE PORT OF MIDLANDâ as part of the Battle of Georgian Bay War of 1812 re-enactment event.
The Attack on the Port of Midland will be a fictional naval Tall Ship battle escalating into a full-scale marine assault landing of American forces on the shores of Midland Harbour. British troops and allies fight a retreating battle in defense of their community. After a valiant fight, overwhelming American numbers eventually break down the communitiesâ defenses with the Mayor of Midland being captured and officially surrendering the town. Looting & pillaging of local merchants ensues as the Americans celebrate their victory.
The TALL SHIPS Tour takes place Saturday & Sunday featuring tours on the 4 tall ships at Midland Harbour, including the Pride of Baltimore, The Madeline, St. Lawrence, The Playfair and the HMCS Oriole will also be in port for the weekend! Performances by local francophone and indigenous groups, artisansâ market, buskers, fife and drums, pirate themed air bounces and an interactive theatre presentation will all be part of the âon the dockâ activities throughout the weekend as well.
**IMPORTANT to note, the Tall Ships are not accessible for wheelchairs or Scooters.**
As part of the TALL SHIPS Challenge, Discovery Harbour will also be hosting 4 Tall Ships and host to the Battle of Georgian Bay War of 1812 North American Grand Tactical and Encampment featuring over 800 re-enactors. Buy your tickets below for Midland Harbour OR Discovery Harbour OR buy a 2-Port pass and visit both for just $15!! The 2-Port Weekend pass gives you access to both AND is only available by purchasing on line.
Entrance to the Tall Ships for Midland Harbour on the day of will be $10 dollars at the gate CASH ONLY.
: August 10th, 2019 at 10:00am
: August 10th, 2019 at 5:00pm
: Midland Town Dock
: 169 King Street