Bluenose: Stories of Our Past
Description:Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (Sep 29 2010)
Perhaps best known today for its place on Canad‰ÛÁÌ_?s ten-cent coin, Bluenose has long been among the countryÌ_å«s most beloved emblems. As a perennial winner of the International FishermenÌ_å«s Trophy race and a symbol of the seafaring culture of its home port and province, the schooner captured imaginations locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The story begins with the establishment of the Trophy race in 1920, and the design of Bluenose in Lunenburg in 1921. Author Monica Graham relives highlights from the schoonerÌ_å«s races, its career as a fishing boat, official visits to Chicago and England, its final years as a shipping vessel in the Caribbean rum and sugar trade, and the launching of the replica, Bluenose II, in 1963. With photos, maps, diagrams, a glossary, and special features on shipbuilding, sailing, fishing, shipboard life, and some of the colourful personalities involved in the famous schoonerÌ_å«s career, Bluenose offers a fascinating look at the ship on the dime.
About the Author
Monica Graham is a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Chronicle-Herald. A member of the WritersÌ_å« Federation of Nova Scotia and the Writers in the Schools program, she is the author of The Great Maritime Detective and The Historic Town of Pictou. Monica lives near Pictou, Nova Scotia.