The Bluenose was built in Lunenburg Nova Scotia in 1921 to fish the cold waters of the Grand Banks off New Foundland. A salt banker, she stayed out until her holds were full, using salt to preserve her catch. To encourage the development of faster schooners the Halifax Evening Mail and the Halifax Herald offered a prize of US$4,000 to the schooner that won a series of 40-mile races. Bluenose beat New England’s Elsie in 1921. She won and held the International Fisherman’s Trophy Cup for 17 years! She was lost on a reef off the coast of Haiti in 1946.
Kit: Plank on frame construction .
Model Shipways. This kit uses laser-cut basswood parts for a perfect fit. Flexible basswood strips are supplied for planking the hull. Fittings are true to the originals and include wooden blocks and deadeyes, Brass ring and eyebolts, plus Britannia metal bilge pump, fife rail, and anchors. Three diameters of rigging line and cotton sailcloth ensure an impressive model. (Display base with brass pedestals not included.) Dimensions: Length 32″ Height 26-1/2″ Scale: 3/16 = 1ft.