Bluenose II … to the sea again !!

14 Jul

Some people might think that nuthin’ happens up here in Canada
– that we have no passion, no love, no lore …
But oh, they’d be so wrong.
So wrong !

Bluenose – Stan Rogers


The Bluenose has got it’s new masts installed, fixed it’s rudder, passed it’s Sea Trials, chastised the bureaucrats,
and is ready to sail !!




Bluenose II to be open for public tours
Published July 7, 2015 – 1:47pm

“LUNENBURG, Nova Scotia — The Bluenose II will be available for public tours on Saturday after undergoing a major restoration.

Members of the public will be able to tour the ship after it sails into the harbour in Lunenburg and before it begins offering sailing harbour tours on July 19.

The vessel is a replica of the original Bluenose, the 1921 Grand Banks fishing schooner that won worldwide acclaim for its graceful lines and speed.”

And for being the fastest schooner in the world for 18 years!



Related image

I didn’t plan on a page for the Bluenose
But it was a fair day … and the wind caught me sail …

5 Responses to “Bluenose II … to the sea again !!”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong July 15, 2015 at 11:44 am #

    That’s a beautiful tall-masted ship. There are a few along the coast, here, that have been restored. They anchor on Martha’s Vineyard, at Mystic Harbor (CT). A couple of beauties in Baltimore (Maryland). I believe there are some out on the West Coast, too.

  2. jcalberta July 16, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    As you know, there are several ‘Tall Ship’ festivals along the East Coast every year – from Florida up to Montreal – and even into the Great Lakes. Rose and I plan to attend one not to far in the near future. The only item on my ‘bucket list’ is a ride on the Bluenose.
    This edition of Bluenose is a complete rebuild that ended up costing 20 million (controversial) dollars. For me it’s worth it – for what this means to Canada – an enduring and inspiring symbol for us. This Bluenose is much closer to the original than the previous remake. Glad that some of the Tall Ships have been preserved and we have access.

  3. brian March 18, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    that las picture is not the bluenose the bluenose is a 2 masted schooner the last picture clearly has 3 masts just thought you should know

    • jcalberta March 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm #

      Maybe she borrowed one that day? No wonder she was so fast!
      It’s not MY mistake – this is how it was identified on the location I found. However, I surely do wish to correct that. And I will.

    • jcalberta March 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm #

      By the way … Thank You!

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