Forever Bluenose pb

Ron Crocker

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ISBN: 9781771081283

Forever Bluenose pb

  Author:   Ron Crocker    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Nova Scotia has always needed Bluenose as a symbol of a culture of enterprise and self-sufficiency, and as a monument to the heroic and often tragic Grand Banks fishing past. And so it was with great fanfare that on a misty September Saturday in 2012, the “restored” new hull of Bluenose II inched safely and slowly into a friendly Lunenburg harbour. As the water rose over the massive rolling platform that carried her down, she gradually came afloat for the first time, fair on her lines, high and proud. Nova Scotia now has a virtually new Bluenose, fashioned as closely to the genetic code of Bluenose II as possible, just as Bluenose II replicated the original, everywhere except below decks. Forever Bluenose charts the storied history of Nova Scotia’s famous schooner—its fishing and racing days in the early twentieth century, its rebirth, first as a promoter of beer and later as a tourist attraction, as the Bluenose II, and its careful restoration in the twenty-first century. Includes over 50 photographs of the restoration process as well as the vessel’s commercial and racing heyday.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771081283
Item NB1119
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onMarch 30 2013
Language eng
Pages 128
Format Paperback
Dimensions7(in) x 10(in)
Shipping weight405(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Ron is a journalist and a retired television producer and executive. He worked with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for more than thirty years. Ron grew up in Heart’s Delight, NL, and graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He lives in Glen Haven, NS, with Sheila Fitzpatrick and their son Robin. When not reading or writing about boats, Ron sails his Contessa 32, Fifth of July, out of French Village Harbour.