Built by cousins Nick and Evan Densmore, Katie Belle is the first ship to be built and launched on the Stewiacke River in living memory. Named after her builders’ Great-Grand mother, Katie Densmore, she launched into the Stewiacke River on October 27, 2015. Katie Belle and her crew departed Saint John bound for South Carolina in March 2016 on their first voyage. They spent more than a month in Charleston, installing the jib and main sail and testing the vessel under sail. Katie Belle capped off her first voyage by crossing the Bluenose II under full sail in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia in June 2016.
Year built: 2015
Home port: Stewiacke, Nova Scotia
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