The second title in the Stories of our Past series, Bluenose tells the story behind the ship on Canada's ten-cent coin. Beginning with the schooner's launch in Lunenburg in 1921, author Monica Graham describes Bluenose's career as a fishing boat, her racing exploits (seventeen years undefeated in the International Fisherman's Trophy), her representation of Canada at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933, and her time as a shipping vessel in the Caribbean rum and sugar trade. The book's final chapter recounts Bluenose's demise on a coral reef in Haiti and the launching of the replica, Bluenose II.
Using a colourful design, and with photos, maps, diagrams, interviews with crew members, and sidebar features on sailing and shipboard life, Bluenose offers a fascinating introduction to a Canadian and Nova Scotian emblem to satisfy a variety of interests.
Published Feb 2011