Half Hull Model
of Famous Nova Scotia Fishing Schooner

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Half Hull Model of

Fishing & Racing Schooner




Backboard – 30″ x 7 1/2″                                     Model – 27″ L x 2 1/2″ Beam x 3 1/2″ Depth

Weight   5 lbs  6 oz.

Bluenose was a fishing and racing gaff rig schooner built in 1921 in Nova Scotia, Canada. A celebrated racing ship and fishing vessel, Bluenose under the command of Angus Walters, became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s, serving as a working vessel until she was wrecked in 1946. Nicknamed the “Queen of the North Atlantic”, she was later commemorated by a replica, Bluenose II, built in 1963. The name Bluenose originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.


Close Up pf Stern section and Bow section

Showing layed Teak Deck

Designed by William James Roue, the vessel was intended for both fishing and racing duties. Intended to compete with American schooners for speed, the design that Roué originally drafted in autumn 1920 had a water length of 36.6 metres (120 ft 1 in) which was 2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in) too long for the competition. Sent back to redesign the schooner, Roué produced a revised outline. The accepted revisal placed the inside ballast on top of the keel to ensure that it was as low as possible, improving the overall speed of the vessel One further alteration to the revised design took place during construction. The bow was raised by 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in) to allow more room in the forcastle for the crew to eat and sleep. The alteration was approved of by Roué. The change increased the sheer in the vessel’s bow, giving the schooner a unique appearance.

Bluenose postage stamp of 1929
Bluenose, under full sail, is portrayed on the Bluenose Postage stamp 50-cent issued by the Canadian government on 6 January 1929
Here is a link to read extensively about the commercial and exceptional racing history of the “Bluenose”,

Back of Backboard


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