The Bluenose and the Cape Islander: Two Different Fishing Vessels, Two Different Stories
Nova Scotia will have the honour of having two of its fishing vessels featured on Canadian currency when the Cape Islander will be part of a commemorative Loonie celebrating this country’s 150th anniversary.
The first one was the Bluenose, which first graced the Canadian dime in 1937.
Two different boats, two different tales.
The Bluenose was built in Lunenburg, N.S., to fish and race against its counterparts in Gloucester, Mass., in the 1920s.
The schooner design had actually ...