Bluenose II, Wooden Model Sailboat, 40-1/2" Long

Bluenose II, Wooden Model Sailboat, 40.5"L
SKU: 322231
Mfg# Y075
UNIT: Each
Typically Ships Out in 3-5 Business Days
Bluenose II, Wooden Model Sailboat, 40-1/2" Long. Individually built, completely assembled, handcrafted model of the Bluenose II.

The Bluenose, which was constructed in Nova Scotia , was both a fishing schooner and a racer. She raced for the International Trophy, put up by the Halifax Herald as a rival to the America's Cup. She was built specifically for the competition and won it easily at her first attempt in 1921, again in 1922, in 1930, and in 1937, its final year. The Bluenose was sold to the West Indies Trading Company in 1942 and was wrecked off Haiti in 1946. In 1963, the government of Nova Scotia commissioned the two-masted gaff topsail schooner Bluenose II, an exact replica of the original ship.

  • Hand Built, Fully Assembled museum quality model with Display Stand
  • Measures 40-1/2" in length, 32-1/2" in height and 9" wide
  • Beautifully constructed of exotic woods such as ebony, rosewood, yellow and red cedar, mahogany, teak, black wood, walnut, cherry, birch and maple and other tropical woods
  • Researched and completely built from scratch, one at a time, in scale to the original plans
  • 100% hand built from scratch using "plank on frame" construction method, gluing together multiple pieces of dry, thin wood
  • Finely painted and varnished finishes
  • Metal parts and details that are bronzed, gold tone or chrome plated or painted
  • Fabric sails with intricate line rigging
  • With these artistic assemblies, there will be minor differences in appearance

Each model ship or boat is individual packed in a carton box. A wooden frame is used to protect most model tall ships and boat models from breakage for if the box is accidentally tipped over, dropped, etc. Sailboats and sailing ships with simpler detail are packed with masts folded down, ready to display after simple, easy assembly.

Bluenose II is known as Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador. She is a replica of the famous schooner Bluenose (c. 1921-46). She is 43.5 metres long and was launched from the Lunenburg shipyard of Smith and Rhuland in July, 1963. The speed of Bluenose II need not be compared to the original schooner, as she was not built to challenge the triumphs of her namesake, but to honour them.

Like a ghost ship, in 1963 Bluenose returned. A replica schooner endorsed by Angus Walters and William Roue, Bluenose II was built in Lunenburg by Smith & Rhuland in yet another marketing venture. This time it was financed by Oland Brewery, built specifically to advertise their products while at the same time promoting Nova Scotia's maritime heritage, tourist appeal and business potential. In 1971 the schooner was gifted to the Government of Nova Scotia. In the years since then its role as floating ambassador for the province has been consistent.Looking back, not much has really changed in the eighty-plus years since Bluenose was launched in 1921. Both vessels have always represented a fixed time, place and way of life, specifically, the great Age of Sail in Nova Scotia and the traditional seafaring existence of a maritime people. Both vessels have also been marketed and promoted by corporate interests; The Halifax Herald, Oland Brewery, the Government of Nova Scotia, for purposes far beyond the primary role of the first Bluenose as a gritty little salt-bank schooner.

It is the sailboat depicted on Canada's .10 coin

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