Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bluenose II Visits Maine

Bluenose II to Visit Maine Maritime Museum , Bath, Maine
In conjunction with our Net Worth Fisheries exhibit, the replica of the famed Grand Banks fishing schooner BLUENOSE II will be docked and open for tours July 5 thru July 7. A glorious reign as Queen of the North Atlantic began with her launching from Lunenburg’s Smith and Rhuland boatyard on March 26, 1921. It tragically ended a quarter century later. In 1963, Bluenose II was launched from the same shipyard, built by many of the men who had worked on the Original Bluenose. Bluenose II is acknowledged to have the largest working mainsail in the world it measures 4,150 square feet. The total sail area measures over 11,000 square feet and BLUENOSE II is 143 feet in length.

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