Bluenose 1 and 2

The Canadian fishing schooner, Bluenose (The name “bluenose” originated as a nick-name for Nova Scotians from as early as the late eighteenth century), was built in 1920-21, at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, by Messrs. Smith and Rhuland, to the designs of W. J. Roué, of Halifax, and launched in March, 1921. Essentially a practical fishing boat, the schooner was also designed to uphold the Bluenose racing supremacy on the Atlantic seaboard. That she achieved her promoters’ ambition is proved by the fact that she decisively defeated every competitor of her class. She never lost a race. The owners of the Bluenose were honoured in 1935 by having their schooner present when King George V reviewed the British Fleet at Spithead.

*Source: Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada’s Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 56, 58.

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