Cruise ship stops in Yarmouth

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Close to 100 passengers from the 257-foot cruise ship Yorktown are spending a short time in Yarmouth on Thursday morning (June 13).

The Yorktown passes the Yarmouth lighthouse on its way to the old public wharf in Yarmouth around 7 a.m. Thursday.
FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

The 257-foot cruise ship Yorktown rounded Cape Forchu and sailed up the harbour and docked at the old public wharf early Thursday morning, June 13. The vessel carrying around 100 passengers will spend a short time in Yarmouth a part of a 12-day excursion.

Departing From Gloucester, Massachusetts, the ship stopped at Bath/Boothbay Harbor, Bar Harbor; before sailing for Yarmouth. The vessel docked around 7:30 a.m.

The Yorktown will continue on to Halifax; Liscombe/Sherbrooke; Charlottetown; Caraquet, New Brunswick; Gaspé, Quebec, Perce / Ile Bonaventure; Tadoussac; Quebec City and Montreal.

Tours of the Yarmouth County Museum and Cape Forchu lighthouse have been arranged for the passengers.

Built specifically for coastal cruising, with a draft of eight-feet, the ship has 69 exterior cabins.

For more information about the itinerary, click this link.

Organizations: Yarmouth County Museum

Geographic location: Yarmouth, Quebec City, Gloucester, Massachusetts Boothbay Harbor Bar Harbor Halifax Charlottetown Caraquet New Brunswick Montreal

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  • Faye Raynard
    June 12, 2013 - 17:16

    This could be the start of something big. With the Good Ole Yarmouth Welcome mat out, maybe others will follow in the wake. Let's hope so. Then maybe folks will realize that NS is the place to come to enjoy a vacation...There are certainly lots of points of interest to promote...If they like what they see, they'll come back for more!