The origional Bluenose was launched as the Grand Banks fishing and racing schooner on 26 March 1921 in Luneburg, Nova Scotia. It was designed by William Roue and built by the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard.
Bluenose Captain ANgus Walters and the builders who crafted the sleek vessel had something to prove. Their sights were set on the International Fisherman's Race. For a working fishing schooner, speed was a tremendous asset. Those who made it to port first fetched the best price for their catch. The Fisherman's Race was no token competition for privileged yachts. It was a real race for the hard-working vessels of fishermen who made their living on the sea. Nova Scotia's pride and shipbuilding reputation sailed with Bluenose.
From the moment Bluenose took to the sea, it was evident she was a vessel unlike any other. When she took home her first Fishermen;s Trophy in October of 1921, the legend began. During the next 17 years, no challenger - American or Canadian - could wrest the trophy from Bluenose. She earned the title "Queen of the North Atlantic" and was well on her way to becoming a Canadian icon.
Bluenose came to symbolize Nova Scotia's prominence in the fishing and shipbuiling industries. She represented Canada around the world. In 1933, Bluenose appeared at the Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago, and sailed to England's Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935.
The majestic image of the Bluenose had adorned the Canadian dime since 1937 and three postage stamps, as well as the Nova Scotia license plate.
Length: 60cm (hull)
Assembled (mast down)
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