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The itinerary has been finalized for the Matthew, and Nova
Scotians will get an unexpected bonus with two more unofficial
visits in Cape Breton.

The replica of John Cabot's 15th-century ship will call at
Baddeck and the Atlantic side of the St. Peter's Canal.

The first Nova Scotia docking of the Matthew is at Neil's Harbour
on Sunday, Aug. 17, at noon. An official welcome on behalf of the
province will take place in conjunction with the Linger by the
Sea Festival, being organized by the Neil's Harbour community.

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the ship will dock in Sydney at 6 a.m. The
next day, she will make her way to Baddeck, arriving between 3
p.m. and 4 p.m. The community of Baddeck will host the Matthew
and her crew for a few hours in the evening.

The Matthew will leave Baddeck and catch the best tide for her
journey through the St. Peter's Canal passage. She is expected to
arrive on the Atlantic side of the canal at 11 a.m. on Thursday,
Aug. 21. Capt. David Alan-Williams and his crew will make an
hour-long stop before sailing for Halifax.

A 9 a.m. docking on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Maritime Museum of
the Atlantic wharf will kick off Matthew Celebrations.

She is to set sail again at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, and
expects to arrive in Shelburne at noon the following day.

The final port of call is Yarmouth, where the Matthew and her
crew will share in the festivities of the Yarmouth Cup Ocean
Race. They plan to dock at noon Thursday, Aug. 28, and stay until
the following day, when she departs for New England.

Throughout the Nova Scotia leg of her journey the 22-metre vessel
will be joined by vessels from various regions of the province.


Contact: Pam Cole
         The Matthew project co-ordinator

trp                      July 25, 1997 - 9:25 a.m.