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|Career (United States)|
|Owner:||The Twelve Tribes|
|Operator:||The Twelve Tribes|
|Builder:||Frank Walker (hull), Wayne Chimenti (rig)|
|Length:||108 ft (33 m) at waterline, 124 ft (38 m) on deck, 150 feet (46 m) sparred length|
|Beam:||34 ft (10 m)|
|Height:||126 ft (38 m)|
|Draft:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||Sail; two 400HP diesel engines|
|Notes:||10,000 square feet (930 m2) sail area. Ipê wood hull, aluminum masts, laminated Douglas fir spars|
The Peacemaker, originally named Avany, was built on a riverbank in southern Brazil using traditional methods and tropical hardwoods, and was launched in 1989. The original owner and his family motored in the southern Atlantic Ocean before bringing the ship up through the Caribbean to Savannah, Georgia, where they intended to rig it as a three-masted staysail Marconi rigged motor sailer. The work was never done, however, and in the summer of 2000, it was purchased by the Twelve Tribes, a religious group with 50 or so communities in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. They spent the next seven years replacing all of the ship’s mechanical and electrical systems and rigging it as a barquentine. The refit vessel set sail for the first time in the spring of 2007, under the name Peacemaker.
The ship has a United States Coast Guard attraction vessel permit and is available for festivals and dockside hospitality events.
The Peacemaker has a large deckhouse and spacious cabins finished in mahogany, modeled after the interior of the Cutty Sark. It also has an innovative transom that can be lowered while in port to reveal a watertight bulkhead with two large doors opening into a cargo area and fully equipped workshop.
The Peacemaker is participating in the Tall Ships 1812 Tour, which is a pan-provincial event that travels throughout Ontario during the summer of 2013, commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Sixteen ports will participate in this event which is produced in partnership with the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2013 series. The first port of call for the tour was Brockville, Ontario, June 14-16, 2013.
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