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Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past Summer
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Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past Summer

Nova Scotia's iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province this summer, excluding Cumberland County.

The province calls it a unique tour fit for the times, dubbed Sail Past Summer.

Due to COVID-19, the 20-person crew has created a Bluenose bubble for training, maintenance, and sailing. There will be no harbour cruises with passengers and visitors will not be permitted onboard.

Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador is scheduled to depart Lunenburg in late July and visit 26 communities in Nova Scotia, and sail along parts of the coast of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. It will not dock in any port other than its home port of Lunenburg. The closest sail past to any Cumberland port will be Pictou.

Quick Facts:

  • the original Bluenose, designed by William Roué and built by the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard, was launched as a Grand Banks fishing and racing schooner on March 26, 1921 in Lunenburg
  • starting in 1921, Bluenose won the International Fishermen's Trophy and brought it home to Nova Scotia for the next 17 years
  • celebrations are planned to recognize the Bluenose's centenary next year
  • built in 1963, Bluenose II is a replica of the famed schooner
  • on April 6, Transport Canada issued an interim order prohibiting the operation of commercial vessels carrying more than 12 passengers for non-essential purposes, including tourism, until June 30, and Bluenose II cancelled scheduled passenger cruises and issued refunds to those who had purchased tickets

For more about the history of the Bluenose and Bluenose II, visit the Nova Scotia Archives at https://archives.novascotia.ca/.

Find Bluenose II's full 2020 schedule at https://bluenose.novascotia.ca/schedule.

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Events This Week

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Limited to the first 50 people. Public health rules in place.

Saturday, August 15, 2020 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash. Click HERE for details. CANCELLED till further notice.

Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Monday, August 17, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Monday, August 17, 2020 6:00 PM

Monthly meeting of Oxford Town Council at 6 pm in the Town Hall.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

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