BLUENOSE II FACTS
Bluenose II is a replica of the famous fishing schooner Bluenose from Nova Scotia, Canada. The original Bluenose was built in 1921 and sank off Haiti in 1946. Bluenose II is operated by the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg, and is owned by the Province of Nova Scotia. the 46 metres long schooner has main mast 38 metres in height (from deck) and the ship has total sail area of 1036 square metres. The ship is crewed by 18 staff. She carries up to 75 passengers on short harbour cruises which are open to the public.
The ship normally gives public cruises each summer visiting ports around Nova Scotia and other ports along the eastern coast, but at time of writing Bluenose II is in the shipyard undergoing restoration.
Bluenose II was built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia by the Oland Brewery. She was built to promote their Schooner Lager brand, and was also to be used as a private yacht for the Oland family. She was sold to the Nova Scotia government in 1971 and is used fro tourism promotion. Major restoration work commenced in 2011 at the Lunenburg Shipyard which will refit the ship to more closely resemble the original Bluenose. The vessel is planned to return to sailing in 2013.
|Operator:||Lunenburg Marine Museum Society|
|Built by:||Lunenburg Shipyard, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia|
|Length:||46 m overall|