Quick History Of Blue Nose
On March 26 1921, Bluenose was introduced in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was a Grand Banks fishing and racing schooner designed by William Roue. His friend who was a smith, Rhuland Shipyard, built it using his skills and knowledge in boat making.
Back in the time, sleek vessels are “the thing”. High-class yachts were the king of the sea. But Captain Angus Walters proved that Bluenose deserved recognition due to its speed and quality. Since then it has became the Nova Scotia’s pride and the star of fishermen’s boats.
Bluenose set a reputation by winning numbers of awards and races. There was no vessel that could match Bluenose. In October 1921, she won the Fishermen’s Trophy. After her first win, it became the legend for being the champion for the past 17 years straight. No schooner can match her in races, for that reason, she became the Queen of The North Atlantic.
Bluenose symbolized Nova Scotia’s dominance in shipbuilding and fishing industries. The schooner represented Canada around the globe. Canadian’s adore Bluenose so much that it became part of Canadian dime in 1937. And the beholding image of Bluenose was printed on postage stamps and license plates in Nova Scotia.
The End of The Legend
After the fame, Bluenose came to an end in 1946. It hit a reef and sank in the vastness of the sea where it was born. The progress in ship making put an end to the legend. There were new engine-powered ships on the Grand Banks, and the Bluenose can’t keep up. For that reason, the last owner of the Bluenose, Captain Walters, sold it to the West Indies Trading Company. Bluenose served as a delivery vessel of sugar and rum before it hit its sad ending.