Royaliste is a gaff-rigged, square topsail ketch built in 1971 in Nova Scotia. In the late 80s, she was refit to the specifications of a mid 1700s sailing vessel. Since then care has been taken to maintain both her period look and attitude. Royaliste offers sail training with a privateer’s flair: a costumed crew, historical re-enactments, and mock sea battles with the smell of gunpowder wafting across the bulwarks from her four carronades. A unique feature of the ship is her ability to be transported overland. It is a huge undertaking to prepare the ship to travel by trailer, but Royaliste has traveled more than 6000 miles via highway. She has sailed both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as well as four of five Great Lakes.