Bluenose

BN.1-2Among the most famous wooden schooners in the world, Bluenose has been a floating symbol  of Canada for almost a century.

It is also three boats in one: The original, built in 1921 and sunk in 1946, was a working “saltbanker” fishing boat; it beat every American challenger thrown against it for almost 20 years in the most legendary sailboat races ever held between the U.S. and Canada.

The second Bluenose was built in 1963 to market Schooner beer and dismantled in 2012. Construction of the third and newest Bluenose was completed in 2013, in the same Nova Scotia shipyard where its ancestors were built.

This story, published in the July 2013 Soundings, looks at all the Bluenoses, the people and place that produced them, and why it’s one of the most special boats ever built.

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One response to “Bluenose

  1. The second one was unfortunately fed to the wood chipper, interior and all. I was in lunenburg in 2010 and hopped to nab a piece of interior out of a dumpster before the guard showed up and told us the sad tale.

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