Nova Scotia’s pride and shipbuilding reputation sailed the Bluenose. The Bluenose took her first trophy in October 1921 and as they say the legend began. During the next 17 years, no challenger could beat the Bluenose. It earned the title “Queen of the North Atlantic” and became a Canadian icon.
Bluenose became to symbolize Nova Scotia’s shipbuilding industry. In 1933 it appeared at the World’s Fair in Chicago and sailed to England in 1935 for the Silver Jubilee of King George V. On January 28 1946 the Bluenose struck a reef off of Haiti and was loss.
In 1963 the Bluenose II was launched. It was built by many of the same people who had worked on the original vessel at the same shipyard in Lunenburg. It continues to serve as the sailing ambassador for Nova Scotia. The image of the Bluenosehas adorned the Canadian dime since 1937, three postage stamps and on the Nova Scotia license plate. The historic vessel is a living reminder of the glorious sailing era.