Fishermen have always been proud of the superiority of their craft.
Since the middle of the 19th century, owners of fishing schooners have engaged in keen rivalry to prove their mettle by racing for the Thomas Lipton trophy. Over the years, this contest turned into a Canadian-American rivalry.
, of Halifax, carried a sailors' nickname for the men and boats hailing from Nova Scotia. She was the outstanding champion on the Canadian side.
In 1923, the Bluenose
raced with the Columbia
, a fishing schooner out of Gloucester, Mass. The contest ended in a dispute because the Canadian schooner finished first, but was disqualified for fouling the Columbia
and then for cutting inside a buoy. The Columbia
was awarded the victory. The Bluenose
came back to demonstrate her prowess in subsequent years and became the pride of all Canadians.
The schooner Bluenose
was built in Nova Scotia in 1921 to fish the rough waters off the coast
of Newfoundland. A salt banker type, she stayed out until her holds were full of fish, using salt to
preserve her catch. During prohibition, she was used as a rum runner. The Bluenose
was lost off
Haiti in 1946.Bluenose Links:
The Bluenose II Preservation Trust Webpage.
Plank-on-bulkhead kit uses laser-cut basswood
for keel, stern reinforcements, hull supports and other
components. Thin, ﬂexible basswood strips are used for
hull and deck planking. Trim pieces are beautiful dark
walnut. Fittings consist of true-to-scale Britannia metal,
brass and hardwood parts. Two diameters rigging line,
cotton sailcloth and colorful Canadian ﬂag add life-like
authenticity. Detailed plans and step-by-step illustrated
instruction manual take you from start to ﬁnish.
Length 19-1/2" / Height 17" / Scale 1:100
For static display model use only.
Intermediate Skill Level.
For new or limited experience wood modelers,
we strongly recommend the technique book
Ship Modeling Simplified.
This is not a build by numbers kit, and is not for everyone.
Required Items: (not included)
CA glue, Wood Glue, Sanding paper, Hobby knife, Razor Saw, Ruler, Paint, Wood clamps.
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