Newfoundland & Labrador 2021
The plan is to depart Manchester, MA in late June, bound for St. John’s, Newfoundland. From there Tazzarin will work her way up the northeast coast of Newfoundland to St. Anthony at the island’s northern tip. From there the voyage will continue across the Strait of Belle Isle to the southern coast of Labrador, then sail once again further north, hoping to reach a farthest north above 55 degrees latitude. From there Tazzarin will head home with arrival back in New England by early September.
The expedition plans to visit Halifax, NS; St. John’s, Nfld; St. Anthony, Nfld; Red Bay, Lab and Makkovik and Hopedale in the Inuit lands of Nunatsiavut. Along the way our interests and investigations will include offshore sailing, remote fishing outports, the site of a 1500s Basque whaling station, 20th century abandon shore whaling stations, Inuit settlements, fiords and icebergs. Along the way we will cross paths with whales, seals, dolphins, puffins, gannets and numerous other birds. Along the way we will seek out the places and essence captured 19th and 20th-century artists Frederic Church, William Bradford and Rockwell Kent as they brought these distant lands back to the world through their art.
The planned route north and back will be in excess of 3,000 miles of sailing. A final note is that the global pandemic travel restrictions will need to be eased by spring 2020 to avoid delaying the journey a year.