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BLUENOSE II Wood Model Ship Kit
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Constructo Ship Model
Length 15" Height 12-1/4" Scale 1:135 Entry Level
Pre-Carved Wooden Hull Construction
BLUENOSE II - Canadian Fishing Schooner
BLUENOSE II - In sailing and yachting history you will find the Canadian Schooner Bluenose is mentioned many times. She was launched in Nova Scotia in 1921, and was built as a fishing boat to operate in the rough waters off the coast of Newfoundland. Very soon her speed became apparent and she won all the great classic sailing races on the American East Coast. Just imagine a fishing boat which became the fastest yacht. Her fame was widespread and she was stamped on coins and printed on stamps.
Paint and Brush Included
Caution: Although these are high quality ship model kits, they may not be suitable for some one that is not familiar with building a foriegn model ship kits.
The Bluenose II was built in Nova Scotia and launched July 24th. 1963. She was built from the original plans of the Bluenose and still to this day has the largest working mainsail in the world measuring 4,150 sq ft. The total sail area of the real ship is over 11,000 sq ft. The Bluenose has always been black but Legends about her name abound. Historians say it was the name given to crewmmen aboard the schooners that carried blue-skinned potatoes grown in Nova Scotia to the Boston market in the mid 1780's onwards. Fishermen were superstitious not to wear coloured mittens. Yet, one story is that the name originated from the blue dye markings left on their noses after wiping with their homemade woollen mittens worn when they fished in dories on the cold North Atlantic. The Bluenose II still sails today and can be seen in her native Novia Scotia.
The original schooner Bluenose has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast, the ship soon turned out to be such a fast sailer that she won all the great classical regattas along the USA's Eastern coast. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1921, and shipwrecked near Haiti in 1946. A carbon copy - Bluenose II - was launched in 1963.
The Bluenose and the Bluenose II were built from identical plans, in the same shipyard of Smith and Rhuland and by some of the same men. It is identical to Bluenose in design of hull, rigging and sail plan. The ship features the largest working mainsail in the world, measuring 4,150 square feet (386 m ), Total sail area measures over 11,000 square feet (1036 m ).