Famous Nova Scotia "Bluenose"

Famous Nova Scotia “Bluenose”

While in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia a few years ago I had a chance to spend time watching the restoration of the Bluenose. They were using an electric plane to trim a mast, which seemed like a small tool for such a big job. Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia built in 1921. A celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel, Bluenose under the command of Angus Walters became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s. She was later commemorated by a replica Bluenose II built in 1963; leaking and worn out, it was dismantled in 2010, and rebuilt in the same shipyard as its ancestors in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and launched in 2013. The name “bluenose” originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.

Location: 13-C5

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