Pull out your wallet and look at a Canadian dime – it’s emblazoned with a fishing schooner that became famous for speed and perseverance.
It was said the Bluenose could dance on top of the ocean, cutting through waves like no other ship on the sea. As a racing schooner, she was undefeated in her 18-year career and became a Canadian icon. Today, her spirit lives on in the Bluenose II – Nova Scotia’s tribute to our shipbuilding heritage.
Sail aboard Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the 43.5-m (143-ft) Bluenose II schooner. Bluenose II is a faithful replica of her famous mother, the original Bluenose schooner that was launched in 1921 and raced undefeated in international competition for 17 years. Like her mother before her, Bluenose II sails out of her home port and birth place, Lunenburg a UNESCO World Heritage site on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.