The Sackville is docked by the Maritime Museum pier during the Summer months (May-September) and for history buffs that is a grand opportunity. Though hundreds of these vessels were made, she's the last one afloat, and ironically it survived because after requiring some major repairs it was repurposed for noncombat uses and in that guise continued to perform civilian duties for decades. Currently the restoration portrays her in her last fighting form.
An inexpensive donation to go in, in most of the accessible spaces there are audio explanations available in English and French and in the former mess space there is a running video of the history of the vessels (funny note, to run the video they had to install a DVD player so you may suddenly spot it glaringly different sitting right on the Captain's desk among all the classic gear!) As you tour it, do be aware you may have to move through tight passageways and up steep ladders, and watch your head going through the hatches.
It is impressive to go through the passageways and see the conditions in which young men lived and fought and to think how they'd sail and stand watches in the nasty North Atlantic weather mostly on the open deck or in tight, spartan quarters in a smallish ship.
Good job, lads. Lest we forget.
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