Bluenose

Monica Graham

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ISBN: 9781551097930

Bluenose

  Author:   Monica Graham    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

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.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551097930
Item NB0923
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onSeptember 29 2010
Language eng
Pages 122
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight230(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Monica Graham is a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Halifax Chronicle Herald. A member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and the Writers in the Schools program, she is the author of Bluenose, The Great Maritime Detective, and The Historic Town of Pictou. Monica lives near Pictou, Nova Scotia.