Flag – Canada
Type of Ship – Schooner
Home Port – Lunenburg, NS
Built – 1963
LOA – 161 ft
Beam – 27 ft
Draft – 16 ft
Rig Height – 131 ft
Crew – 18
History – Bluenose II is a replica of the original Bluenose, which was built in 1921 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Under Captain Angus Walters, she became famous as winner of the International Fishermen’s Series of schooner races from that date to 1938. The Bluenose was featured on a Canadian postage stamp in 1928 and on the Canadian dime in 1937, where it can still be seen. The original Bluenose was lost in 1946 on a reef near Haiti.
Bluenose II built in 1963 is operated and maintained by the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society, which also operates the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
Captain’s Reception ($50 per person plus applicable fee):
Friday August 30th & Saturday August 31st, 2019 – on land in Centeen Park from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
This after hours event includes the chance to tour the Bluenose II and one other tall ships exclusively for ticket holders, with live music and cash bar on land. Ship captains and crews will be attending the event. Your ticket includes a General Admission Wristband and 1 drink ticket.
Parade of Sail Cruise tickets and Reception tickets come with a general admission wristband. You may upgrade your wristband AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE ONLY to a festival passport.
Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable. This is a rain or shine event.