Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Queen of the North Atlantic

My Latest Photo Digital Painting : BLUENOSE II
Fishermen's scorn for the fragility of racing schooners and their crews led to the building of Lunenburg's Original Bluenose. Her launching in 1921 would be the birth of her glorious reign as Queen of the North Atlantic. Bluenose represented Nova Scotia's prominence in the fishing industry and international trade. In January, 1946, Bluenose went aground on a reef, near Haiti. She never sailed again. Like a ghost ship, she came back to life in 1963. Bluenose II was built by many of the men who had worked on the original vessel and was launched from the same shipyard. In 1971, the schooner was gifted to the Government of Nova Scotia. In the years since, its role as floating ambassador for the province has been consistent. For the rest of the story Click Here.

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