Halifax Summer 2009 - HMS Badger Leads Starboard Squadron!
Canada's east coast Navy celebrated the 250th anniversary of the founding of Her Majesty's Canadian (HMC) Dockyard Halifax. With the tallships setting the backdrop, Badger sailed in company with a fleet of historic boats along the Halifax waterfront. Thousands gathered along the piers to view the meeting of the "Old Navy" and today's "Modern Navy". The crew of Badger spent three days taking in the event, from frequent sail pasts of the moored tallship fleet to the historic restaurants and pubs, a better time for sailors couldn't be found!
As the smoke cleared in Halifax the crew had quick work to get the Badger home and rigged as the schedule for ship and crew was packed for the summer. Events not shown here included; “Celebrate Barrie”, Canada Day at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum, “Nine Mile Portage” Heritage Festival, Fort Willow and Settlers Day at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum.