The Bluenose II model is Made of finest wood such as Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood and has hundreds of details created by our skillful master craftsmen. You can see the propellers in the back, the anchors hanging on the sides toward the front, and all the little details on deck make this ship look very real. Brass fittings, finely crafted ornements and the beautiful painted hull constitute the excellence of this model.
Extensive research through original plans and pictures make our Bluenose model authentic. It is 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method and requires hundreds of hours to complete. Once completed, each model goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. it is delivered to you already assembled.
Just the perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.
Bluenose was a Canadian schooner from Nova Scotia, a celebrated racing ship and a symbol of the province. The name "bluenose" originated as a nick-name for Nova Scotians. Designed by William Rou and built by Smith and Rhuland, Bluenose was launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on March 26, 1921. This was in response to the defeat of the Nova Scotian Fishing Schooner Delawana by the Gloucester Fishing Schooner Esperanto in 1920. After a season fishing on the Grand Banks, Bluenose defeated Elsie (out of Gloucester, Massachusetts), returning the trophy to Nova Scotia. During the next 17 years of racing, no challenger, American or Canadian, could wrest the International Fishermen's
Trophy from her.
Fishing schooners became obsolete after World War II, and despite efforts to keep her in Nova Scotia, the undefeated Bluenose was sold to work as a freighter in the West Indies. She foundered on a reef near Haiti on January 28, 1946.
Bluenose II, was launched at Lunenburg on July 24, 1963, built to original plans by many of the same workers. Her popularity led to her being sold to the government of Nova Scotia which in turn gave possession of the ship to the Bluenose II Preservation Trust. The trust maintained and operated Bluenose II until March 31 2005, when the government of Nova Scotia placed the vessel under the management of the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society.
The Bluenose II serves as a goodwill ambassador, tourist attraction in Lunenburg, and symbol of the province. During the summer, she visits ports all around Nova Scotia and frequently sails to other ports on the eastern seaboard.
In honor of her predecessor, Bluenose II does not officially race.