Sept 21, 2016
The Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival, presented by Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard, brings together the best examples of both yachts and work boats from both sides of the border in the Pacific Northwest.
One Yacht that caughtt my interest this year was the Merrie Ellen. Captain John Albert and his wife are owners of the Vancouver built, “Merrie
Ellen” a 107 ft gaff rigged schooner, that was launched in 1922. They purchased the boat in 2007 and began the restoration.
The boat was built by Arthur Moscrop and is a sister ship to “The RCMP St Roch” at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
The Merrie Ellen is now available for charter.