Bluenose Centennial Celebrations Underway
This year marks the 100th anniversary since the launch of Canada’s most iconic sailing vessel, the Bluenose. To honour the anniversary, the Bluenose II, the replica schooner, will be visiting numerous Nova Scotia harbours over the summer, including ports of call in both New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The Bluenose II, shown here, visited Halifax harbour and the Bedford Basin on July 26 and 27.
Photos by Tracey Wallace
Community Event to Celebrate Bluenose II
Nova Scotians and visitors are invited to join the captain and crew of the Bluenose II on Saturday, July 11, to celebrate the schooner in her home port of Lunenburg.
"Having Bluenose II sailing again is what we've all been waiting for. We are ready to celebrate and we invite everyone to celebrate with us," said Rachel Bailey, Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg.
The public will be invited to tour the ship after the ship sails into Lunenburg Harbour around 11:15 a.m. and lowers its sails before ...
Bluenose II Public Harbour Tour Schedule Posted
The Bluenose II public harbour tour schedule has been posted now that Capt. Phil Watson has deemed the crew ready to sail.
The schedule is subject to change in the event of unfavourable sailing conditions.
"We can now say with confidence that the Bluenose II will be back as Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador this summer," said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. "Nova Scotians and visitors from all over Canada, and the world, will have the chance to see and ...