After many months at anchor in Mill Cove, Bedford Basin, the schooner Katie Belle got under way today and made an impressive sight crossing the Basin.
Built over several years in Stewiacke, NS by members of the Cameron extended family it is an impressive vessel, particularly under sail. Completed in 2015 it arrived in Halifax in 2016, but has not been particularly busy since then.
Even more impressively the boat transited the Narrows under full sail - certainly the first time a boat of this size and rig has done so in a long time. Of course a good stiff breeze from the north was a big help. I could see seven people on deck, but they did not have to work too hard to keep the sails in trim.