Seen a Canadian dime lately? That's not just any boat. Bluenose II is officially a huge part of our sailing heritage and something to be proud of as a Canadian. The original Bluenose doubled as both fishing schooner and undefeated racing machine of her day and was sadly lost on a reef years ago (nb - take your navigation courses!)
The current incarnation is Bluenose II, built in the same yard in Nova Scotia by many of the same people. Now a handful of them and their kids and grandkids are busy at work putting her back together as can only occur on a wood vessel:
We thought Don Martin's Lady Van project was intense. This is officially takes 'keeping up with the Jones' to another level.
Thanks to the miracles of modern day technology, all of Canada (and the world for that matter) can watch the rebirth of a legend. Visit the live webcams and youTube channels.
Some of us were delighted to be part of hosting Bluenose II when she came to Vancouver Harbour to welcome the world to Expo '86. Okay, some of us were cutting class to stowaway on her as much as we could!! We're digging for those photos now... so stay tuned here to the Bluenose's west coast connection right here at Cooper Boating!!