SOLD OUT & DISCONTINUED!
A professionally hand crafted, Bluenose model of the highest
quality, made to the builder's plans with all the correct details.
the finest GIANT plank on bulkhead wood model of the famous fishing and racing Schooner BLUENOSE on the market. She is a near
twin in everything but size to our smaller version which is also offered.
Our large size replica of the Bluenose features a gaff rig main and
foremast, three jibs, a foresail, mainsail, upper topsails on both masts and a large fisherman staysail between the main and
foremast. The running rigging, including lazy jacks, and carefully stitched sails with reef points, is all authentic and makes
this an incomparable model. It has a beautifully enameled dark blue hull with white whale stripe, white deckhouse, and wood
decks and cap rail.
By comparison to other models this is a GIANT at 47" Overall by 40
1/2' high measured from the bottom of the base to the top of mast. Its stitched sails, and enameled hull paint, and detailing
QUALITY FEATURES include
real to life chain plates are on the hull. They are the straps to which the dead eyes are rove for the main shrouds and also
are used to secure the stays for the bowsprit's martingales. And the anchors are now secured on deck as they would have been
on the original vessel. Many inferior models have the shrouds secured along the rail by tiny brass hooks. Along the pin rails
you will find real to life brass belaying pins.
attention to detail make this a near museum quality model at a very
Classic Stern and Hard Wood Stand
Chain Plates and Dead Eyes
OUR FLEET OF BOAT MODELS, in addition to two different sizes of the Schooner Bluenose includes
a complete line of classic and vintage sailboat and motorboat designs. To view them all on one page, go: http://landandseacollection.com/id246.html
We have built our reputation on providing high quality models of boats known and loved by American sailors
at a reasonable price that will give you lasting enjoyment, and pride of ownership.
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 back
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!
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!
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.
a superior model of a historic design. Buy a magnificent collectible Now!
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.
NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned 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.
International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda,
British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France,
Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg,
Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico,
Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey,
United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
Copyright 2015 - 2005 by Land And Sea Collection™, All Rights Reserved