BlueNose is the Champion, Icon and Ambassador of Nova Scotia says the official website that describes this famous Canadian symbol.
Bluenose II is a replica of the original schooner that was launched in 1921 and used for fishing and racing – undefeated in international competitions for 17 years.
This ship still sails in the Atlantic Ocean waters of Nova Scotia, and my husband and I took a sailing cruise on it in 2008, too – what a great experience! We were even allowed to take the helm for a while, under supervision of course… In the first place I thought it was not a big deal, but I was wrong… the water was rough and the boat big and heavy 🙂 – if you are interested taking a cruise, here are details on the schedule.
BTW: I’m proud to say that I sold a big canvas print of this picture awhile ago – Thank you buyer from Gladstone, MI! 🙂
The schooner’s home-place is Lunenburg, NS, but sometimes the ship also comes to Halifax, like for the Tall Ship festival, for example. I think that these kind of events, and also all the sailing and fishing boats floating along the coast, gave Nova Scotia the name of “Canada’s Ocean Playground” – you can see this on all the license plates of this Canadian Province.
Here is a picture of the the boat anchored in Lunenburg harbor on a cold foggy day in September
You can tell that I love boats and Atlantic Canada, and not only in Newfoundland 🙂
Here are two more versions of the famous Bluenose II in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
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