Bluenose is a Canadian fishing and racing schooner. Designed by William Roué and built by Smith and Rhuland, she was launched on 26 March 1921 at Lunenburg,  Nova Scotia  Her name comes from the surname given to Nova Scotians.
William Roué Angus Walters
Lunenburg is a Nova Scotia port on the Atlantic Ocean. Lunenburg was founded in 1753 and was named in honour of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland, who was also the Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburg.
Bluenose was built for the cod fishery but the off-season run between fishermen from the Maritime provinces and New England made it famous. After a fishing season on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Bluenose won the race. For the next 17 years, no Canadian or American vessel was able to outrun her and she retained the International Fishermen’s Trophy. Bluenose sank near Haiti, Île-à-Vache, after sinking on a coral reef on January 28, 1946.
Caractéristiques du voilier
Length overall           44 m
Waterline length        34 m
Beam         8 m
Draught      5 m
Displacement     258 tons
Height from deck                Mainmast: 38 m Foremast: 36 m

Sail 1 036 sq m (grand-voile : 386 sq m)
A replica, Bluenose II, was launched in Lunenburg on 24 July 1963 after being built at the Smith and Rhuland shipyard in collaboration with Bluenose captain Angus J. Walters.
Bluenose II did not participate in any race to respect the memory of its ancestor, it was not built to compete with the original Bluenose, but to commemorate its achievements. She participated in large gatherings of Canadian and American sailboats but the schooner was demolished in November 2010.
Bluenose II has the world’s largest main sail, with 386 sq m, for a total sail area of 1,036 sq m.
After several construction delays, a new Bluenose II finally officially enters into operation on 11 July 2015



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