All the scuttle from the foredeck
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Special Launchings in 2006
Valkyrie Visits the Festival After Re-launch
On Saturday August 5th 2006 at 4:00 p.m. the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic launched Valkyrie off Bachman's Beach (Sandy Cove) at Second Peninsula near the site of David Stevens' boatyard. This was a traditional tidal launch with a few words of welcome prior to the tide being just right. After the launch she was sailed around to Mahone Bay for the remainder of the festival.
Birch Bark Canoe Launch
Throughout the festival Todd Labrador, a native Mi'kmaq, worked on a birch bark canoe in the traditional Mi'kmaq manner. The birch bark canoe is significant because it represents the first boats built in Nova Scotia.
Upon completion, the canoe was launched on the festival grounds on Sunday, August 6 at 1:30 p.m., following a Mi'kmaq tribal sweet grass ceremony.