Bluenose II painted Medium Model Ship
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Hand crafted, this wooden model ship was constructed using vintage images, drawings and blueprints. Constructed to scale with premium woods, such as western red cedar, rosewood and mahogany, this Bluenose II model ship uses the plank-on-frame method, mirroring the building of actual ships. The Bluenose II, the heir of the Bluenose first built in 1921 in Nova Scotia, is a well-known schooner of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, featured on Canadian dimes.
The Bluenose II painted model boat displays a rosewood hull with a black upper hull, yellow masts and booms, and immaculately stitched sails. Fixed securely are genuine lifeboats with ribs and planks, a bowsprit that passes through the gunwale, wooden cabins, companion ways, hatches, and metal "Bluenose II" nameplates. Skillfully placed atop a solid wood base with a brass nameplate, this model ship will require some assembly upon delivery.
Dimensions: 38" length x 6.5" width x 33" tall
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.