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Bluenose II Begins Sailing Season, Questions Continue

The Bluenose II is now several weeks into her summer sailing season. Setting sail from Lunenburg, NS, she carries a professional crew of six and 12 young people, recruited from around the province and across Canada. This summer, the replica fishing/racing schooner will sail … Continue reading

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Saga of the Bluenose II Continues — Schooner’s New Rudder to Cost Another Million

For the last few years, we have followed the sad saga of the “rebuilding” of the schooner Bluenose II.  The latest development involves the replacement of the existing steel rudder and steering system at an estimated additional cost of $1 … Continue reading

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Bluenose II Sets Sail At Last

Millions over budget and years behind schedule, the Canadian schooner Bluenose II finally set sail last week from Lunenberg, Nova Scotia on a training sail. Bluenose II  is owned by the government of Nova Scotia and will serve as a … Continue reading

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Bluenose II — No Way to Restore a Schooner

The new construction/restoration of the Canadian schooner Bluenose II has not gone well.  Years behind schedule and millions over budget. Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is calling it a “boondoggle” and is demanding an investigation into the project.  Recent lawsuits involving the … Continue reading

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Schooner Bluenose II Launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

The schooner Bluenose II has been launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.  The local news outlets referred to the event as the “relaunching” of the schooner though as the hull was completely replaced and only some portion of the Douglas fir deck was re-used, it … Continue reading

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The Schooner Bluenose II and the Ax that Never Wears Out

There is an old saying about an ax that never wears out so long as you keep replacing the head and the handle.   But what happens if you replace the head and handle at the same time?   Is it the … Continue reading

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Waterfront Webcams – Bluenose II and the “Tea Party” ship

The old expression goes “I love work. I could look at it for hours.”  The web cams at the Lunenburg Shipyard give us a fine glimpse of the work being done rebuilding the Bluenose II.   There are actually three webcams, a … Continue reading

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