THANKS FOR JOINING US. TALL SHIPS ERIE IS OVER…. THE EVENT CLOSING JUST MOMENTS AGO. BUT THIS FESTIVAL DREW THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO ERIE’S BAYFRONT FROM FAR AND NEAR. THIS IS AN EVENT HIGHHLIGHTING YOUR COMMUINITY) STARR BODI TOOK A TOUR OF THE SAINT LAWERENCE TWO AND SPOKE TO SOME CREW MEMBERS ABOUT THEIR JOURNEY FROM CANADA. SHE JOINS US NOW LIVE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE SHIP. HI STARR. IT’S THE FINAL DAY OF TALL SHIPS ERIE AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE GATHERING TO SEE THE SAINT LAWERENCE TWO AND IT’S MARITIME SKILLS IT OFFERS TO STUDENTS.. THE SAINT LAWERENCE II IS A CUSTOM SAILING SHIP BUILT IN 1953 IN KINGSTON ONTARIO BY FRANCIS MACLACHLAN AND MIKE EAMES. NOW THE SHIP SERVES TO OTHERS.. “It was used for sea cadets for a few years and now is run for a noprofit summer camp for youth from 13 to 18 teach them how to sail, teach them leadership skills, give them good life skills.” AND SO IT DOES.. “They come on, we are divided into watches, we run a twenty four hour a day ship, they learn how to sail they are the deckcrew. They are the ordinary see men. They pull the lines, they sail the boat, they do most of the manual work. ” THE MISSION OF THE SHIP GIVES STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN EXPERIENCE AND LEARN VALUABLE SKILLS… “It’s a fantastic ship with a fantastic program and they really work hard to provide a powerful sail training program for all it’s trainees that sail with them. ” “Although crew members on this ship, they say it’s an rewarding experience to be part of. ” “You definitely get a sense of independence and they give more trust in you to teach kids how you’re going to do the ropes and they put a lot of trust in that you can take charge.” THE SAINT LAWERENCE II HELPS TEACH STUDENTS TO WORK WITH ONE ANOTHER AND OVERCOME CHALLENGES ON A SMALLER SHIP. AS TALL SHIPS ERIE COMES TO A CLOSE, THE SAINT LAWERENCE 2 SHOWS THE COMMUNITY THAT ALTHOUGH IT IS SMALL IT ALL COMES DOWN TO TEAM WORK WHILE ON BOARD.. DAVE?