BEST SELLING SCHOONER
BLUENOSE TWO SIZES!
REGULAR BLUENOSE DIMENSIONS: 34" LOA x 29 1/2"H x 5 1/4"W WEIGHT: 4 Lbs
PRICE $319.00 SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO 48 STATES $15.00.
These improvements make this a near museum quality model
at a very
Classic Stern and Hard Wood Stand
New Chain Plates and Dead Eyes
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SCHOONER BLUENOSE HISTORY: W. J. Roue, a young naval architect, was selected to design a fishing schooner to try win against the
Americans. A sleek looking craft, designed to meet the race rule set for competing for the William H. Dennis trophy having
specifications of 145 feet overall maximum length and racing trim water line length not exceeding 112 feet, was constructed
at the Smith and Rutland Yard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She was christened the Bluenose and launched with great
fanfare on March 26, 1921. The Bluenose was financed by Captain Angus Walters and four Halifax businessmen at a cost
of $35,000. The launch was well in time for the Bluenose to complete a successful fishing season on the Atlantic
Banks. She soon proved to be an excellent sailing vessel as the Bluenose handily won the 1921 Canadian trials over
seven other competing schooners. That year, the American trial winner was the Elsie, captained by Marty Welch. Two
exciting races were held in late October, both won by the Bluenose to bring the International Fishermen's Trophy
Captain Walters and the skilled Bluenose
crew again won the cup in 1922, beating the American challenger, the Henry Ford but after closely winning the first
race in 1923 against Captain Ben Pine's Columbia, the Racing Committee awarded the second race, protested because
the winning Bluenose passed a buoy on the wrong side, to the Columbia. Captain Walters refused to accept
the Sailing Committee's decision and left for Lunenburg in a counter protest with the 1923 race series tied at one win each.
This disagreement caused a seven year lapse in the International Fishermen's competition. During this period, the Lunenburg
fleet was severely battered by rough seas, including the Bluenose. However, repairs were made and in 1930, the Bluenose
accepted a race challenge in Gloucester, USA, to compete against a new American schooner, the Gertrude L. Thebaud,
captained by Walters' old rival, master sailor Ben Pine. This time, the Bluenose lost two out of three races, resulting in
absolute jubilation amongst the New Englanders, who called for a resumption of the International Fishermen's Race series.
This indeed occurred in the fall of 1931 when the Bluenose met the Thebaud in Halifax waters. The Bluenose
prevailed, surging ahead in two straight races and was once again named the queen of the North Atlantic fishing fleet!
Finally in 1938, when fishing under sail had all
but ended, the last International Fishermen's Cup was held off Gloucester as a test of the best of five races. The first race
was won by Captain Walters' long time rival, the Thebaud, crossing the finish line two minutes, fifty six seconds
ahead of the Bluenose. However, the Bluenose honour was redeemed in the second race four days later on October
13, 1938 by a handy twelve minute margin. Light winds delayed the next official race by some ten days when the Bluenose
again won, this time by just over six minutes. Not to be outdone, in boisterous seas the next day, the Thebaud beat
the Bluenose by some five minutes over a thirty five nautical mile course. The final race was held on October 26,
1938. In light winds, the Bluenose prevailed by a margin of just under three minutes and for the final time, took
the International Fisherman's Trophy back home to Canada!
Various challenges were then made for further races
but sadly, that was not to be. A sailing schooner could no longer earn a living against more economic diesel powered fishing
vessels and Captain Walters lost control of the Bluenose. She was eventually sold for coastal trading in Caribbean
waters and on a dark January night in 1946, the grand champion Bluenose struck a reef in waters just off Haiti. She
was wrecked beyond repair although all hands were saved and so ended a glorious era of sailing history.
This represents a superior model of a historic design. Buy a magnificent
MINOR ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: To save
cost, this model is shipped with its mast down. It only has a head stay so it's a simple affair to step the mast, and rig
the halyard and lazy jacks, and attach the sails. The detailed instructions are excellent, but in the remote chance you have
a problem, email or call us for guidance.
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within five days of receipt in its original packaging if without damage. Return items must be insured for their full value.
Only a prior email authorization from us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer if an error
is due to our fault.
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