Leith Western Harbour

Tall Ship

'Jean de la Lune'

'Jean de la Lune'   -  berthed in front of the former Royal Yacht Britannia  -  June 2006

Tall Ship 'Jean de la Lune' at Western Harbour, Leith  -  June 2006

  Peter Stubbs.   Photograph taken from Ocean Terminal  June 4, 2006;  3.47pm

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   Tall Ship 'Jean de la Lune' at Western Harbour, Leith  -  June 2006 

 

Tall Ship

'Jean de la Lune'

Leith Harbour Sailings

The Tall Ship, Jean de la Lune, has been moored in Leith Harbour for the past few years.  Recently it moved to a new berth  in front of the former Royal Yacht Britannia, on the eastern side of Leith Western Harbour, beside Ocean Terminal.

On several days between May 1 and June 10, 2006, the ship gave half-hour trips around Leith Harbour (5 each).  None of the ship's sails were hoisted for these tours.

The boat sailed:

-  clockwise around the edge of Leith Western Harbour

-  through Prince of Wales Dock to Victoria Swing Bridge

-  back through Prince of Wales Dock to Leith Western Harbour

-  to its berth in front of Britannia on the eastern side of the harbour.

The Ship

'Jean de la Lune'  is a brigantine - a two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and  fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast.

It was built in 1957 and re-built in 1998.  Its length is 110ft and it has 20 berths.  It is registered as a sail training ship.

I recently found an advert on the internet, posted on 12 April 2006, offering the ship for sale, price on application.

 

 

 

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