Beautiful day to catch the arrival of the Bluenose and Columbia to the Schooner Festival yesterday. All the gang came out to greet them!
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
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
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!
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
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
Footage from the last race of the Bluenose. Racing off Gloucester, Mass. against the Gertrude L. Thibault. Shot by W.R. MacAskill in October 1938. Filmmaker: W.R. MacAskill
Big time thanks to Mike and Sharon who have been covering the Schooner Festival superbly. I’ve been just too busy at work to be able to cover it the way I’d like to but the team definitely stepped up. Great job! Schooner Bluenose II 4:45AM 9/6/09, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
We’ve got some really serious footage up close to the action coming for you. Schooner Bluenose II 4:45AM 9/6/09, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
Work Work Work. These girls were covered in some type of polish or something or other. It ain’t all fun and games aboard the Bluenose II. Crew Aboard The Bluenose II, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
Engine Room Aboard The Bluenose II, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
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
I got down to see the Bluenose II three different random times and guess what? Every time I was there for 15 minutes during a coffee break someone was polishing the wheel. Wheel Of The Bluenose II Polished and Shiny, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
Ken Sutton, Chief Engineer Aboard The Bluenose II, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
It was the perfect weather, lots of sun and a gentle breeze. You’d think that working on one of these schooners it would be time to kick back after the race and enjoy the rest of the day. Not the case. The crew was busting it out. Working their butts off. I took pictures early … Continue reading Lot’s Of Work Aboard The Bluenose II
Here ‘s the scene at the Heritage Center just after the Schooner race.
Gotta move the ol’ sled around somehow if there’s no wind. Here are the controls for the engine to get the Bluenose around in the event there is no wind. Controls Aboard The Bluenose II, originally uploaded by captjoe06.