Bluenose II Model Boat
This model sailboat is truly a remarkable representation of the Bluenose II in natural wood finish. This model boat has wooden booms connected to the main and foremast. All the sails are rigged beautifully together to make up the beautiful boat. On the deck, there are authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks and the bowsprit goes through the gunwale that is held securely to the bow by riggings. Cabins and companionways are located on the wooden deck and finally you can see metal anchors near the gunwale inside the two golden ornament piece of the Bluenose II. This arrives fully assembled on a display stand.
Dimensions: 29.5" length x 5" wide x 24" tall
Weight: 2.5 lbs
A little history:
In its day, there was no yacht like the Bluenose II, a fishing schooner that combined efficiency, beauty and speed. It was built in Nova Scotia in 1921 to fish the rough waters off the coast of Newfoundland. It would stay out on the sea until its holds were full of cod, using salt to preserve its catch. But the Bluenose left its mark in history as a racing ship. For 17 straight years it won the International Fisherman’s Trophy, awarded to the winner of races among real fishing schooners that worked the Grand Banks. The races created a heated rivalry between the greatest deep-sea schooners from Newfoundland in Canada and those from Gloucester, Mass. With Capt. Angus Walters at its helm, the Bluenose II prevailed year after a year and it became an enduring symbol of the maritime spirit. The Bluenose II was lost off Haiti in 1946.