Historic Bluenose II has Arrived in Gloucester Harbor

Historic Bluenose II has Arrived in Gloucester Harbor


Tall Ship ~ The Bluenose II
September 1, 2006 – September 6, 2006
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, 23 Harbor Loop
Gloucester

Public tours of the Bluenose II are scheduled for:
Friday, September, 1, 1:00 p.m. ‘ 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 2, 10:00 a.m. ‘ 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 5, 10:00 a.m. ‘ 6:00 p.m.

The Schooner Thomas E. Lannon will sail out to meet the Bluenose II as she arrives on September 1. For information or reservations for this fabulous sail, call 978-281-6634.

History

The original Bluenose was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1921. Captain Angus Walters fished and raced the schooner throughout the 1920s and ’30s, during which time she competed in the International Fishermen’s series, never losing a race.

In the final competition in 1938, the 17-year-old Bluenose defeated the 8-year-oldGertrude L. Thebaud.

The Bluenose was sold to the West Indies Trading Company in 1942. In January of 1946 she went aground on a reef near Haiti, a fate met by many schooners.

The Bluenose II was built by many of the men who worked on the original vessel. She was launched in 1963 from the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard in Lunenburg, the same shipyard where the original Bluenose was launched.