Tall ship background: Mist of Avalon

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ERIE, Pa. — There are nine ships at the Bayfront for the Tall Ships festival this weekend with one from Lea, Ontario.

The 100-foot long Mist of Avalon is a 1967 fishing troller, built in Nova Scotia and originally called the Liverpool Bay.

It was built from native timber and used to fish for cod.

After 20 years, the ship was abandoned before it was converted in 1992 into a 19th century Grand Banks schooner and renamed the Mist of Avalon in 1997.

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