Help Welcome the Bluenose II and Columbia to this Year’s Schooner Festival

CAPE ANN HARBOR TOURS The Bluenose II and the Columbia will be arriving into Gloucester Harbor to kick off this year’s magnificent Schooner Festival on Friday at 11:00 am.  There are a few different options open to the public to get out on the water and help greet these gorgeous vessels. One option is to … Continue reading Help Welcome the Bluenose II and Columbia to this Year’s Schooner Festival

ELSIE and BLUENOSE, Start of the First Race

From the collections of the CAPE ANN MUSEUM, Gloucester, Massachusetts “Start of the first race of the International Race showing ‘Elsie’ in the lead with Bluenose in the rear” 1921 Halifax, Nova Scotia Thanks to  Fred Buck for locating this photograph and sharing it with the Gloucester Schooner Festival committee. From A Race for Real … Continue reading ELSIE and BLUENOSE, Start of the First Race

Chickity Check It! Bluenose II Current View and Relaunch Webcams Prep for Relaunch Next Saturday!

Hi Joey, The ties to Gloucester for the Bluenose II are strong and historic.  We’d appreciate it if you could post the relaunch of the Bluenose II live relaunch webcam in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.  As you probably know, the relaunch will be next Saturday morning ~7:00 EST (8:00 in NS). The link to the live … Continue reading Chickity Check It! Bluenose II Current View and Relaunch Webcams Prep for Relaunch Next Saturday!

Right NOW LIVE!!!!!! Click To Watch The Launching Of The Bluenose II

From Bluenose II: "The yard has advised us that the side transfer will take place tomorrow. Thursday 23rd. Probably starting in the morning and lasting as long as it takes. The steps are being taken away now. " http://www.novascotiawebcams.com/south-shore/bluenose-ii.html We’ve done dozens of posts on The Bluenose II when she’s in Gloucester for Schooner Festival … Continue reading Right NOW LIVE!!!!!! Click To Watch The Launching Of The Bluenose II

Chickity Check it! The Bluenose II Reconstruction/Construction Project

I have no idea how they call it a reconstruction as it seems like they are building an entirely new boat.  The Bluenose II was an incredibly beautiful boat but according to The Queens new Life in Canada blog, it’s keel was warped and they totally deconstructed it. So they built this enormous structure to … Continue reading Chickity Check it! The Bluenose II Reconstruction/Construction Project

Ken Sutton, Chief Engineer In The Engine Room Of The Bluenose II

Spotless down in the engine room as you would expect aboard The Bluenose II. Very cramped area to work on the engines compared to the Gloucester draggers that we’ve done videos of in their engine rooms. That is to be expected as The Bluenose II was built and designed as a sailing schooner first and … Continue reading Ken Sutton, Chief Engineer In The Engine Room Of The Bluenose II