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Bluenose II Model Schooner - Y074

Price: $1,239.00

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Bluenose II Model Schooner Special Edition

Bluenose II, built in 1964, was a replica of the original Bluenose built in 1921. She sails as a good will ambassador for the province of Nova Scotia.

The original Bluenose was a fishing boat designed to race for the International Trophy, a prize established by W.H. Dennis, the publisher of the Halifax Herald. It was his answer to the complaint that the America’s Cup races were between yachts as opposed to working vessels that could stand up to a good wind. On October 22 and 24, Bluenose won the races by more than two miles, beating Elise, the U.S. boat.

Two years after this race the Bluenose made her way to Chicago. This proud fishing boat was to represent Canada at the Century of Progress Exposition. Thousands of admirers came to see this ship that had become the pride of the Canadian fishing fleet.

Due to threat during World War II, Bluenose was tied up until sold to the West Indies trading Company in 1942. Under the command of Captain William Berring, she sailed in the inter-island trade until 1946, when off Tahiti, Bluenose grounded, wrecked and sank.

Bluenose was first a foremost a working boat, spending the majority of her years fishing the Grand Banks. She was an outstanding racing boat as well, excelling in racing once the fishing season came to an end.

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