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echoed down halls of Halifax Herald Senator William Dennis, editor, just scanned sports page a New paper. The York Yacht the item has announced of the scheduled for because of twenty-three-mile-an-hour gale. America’s Cup the darling yachting enthusiasts, delayed because winds that barely tickle sails of Nova Scotia schooner. A skipper would at the of setting in such light breeze.

tiny article a 1919 inspired Dennis other Halifax to create Halifax Herald Atlantic Fisherman’s Competition between working schooners. the next the Fisherman’s races would the world make one Scotia boat, Bluenose, an symbol of Maritime spirit.

contenders for trophy were fishermen who the Grand sailing out six weeks two months haul in and store catch below salt. Lunenburg, Scotia was home of greatest deep-sea fleet in world, and of its and fishing Its rival Gloucester, Massachusetts, shared the kind of In fact, of the skippers had born in or Nova For generations, Yanks and Novies had in racing other to fishing grounds. prospect of those races both towns.

In truth, great days the saltbank were reaching close by A third Nova Scotia’s ships had sunk by submarines in First World Half of vessels clearing in Halifax steam-powered now, with the of salt falling, it like the of sail numbered. But dies hard the Maritimes, the Grand still teemed fish. In of the work, the conditions, the threat of and drowning, the slim (paid as of the boys still of manning wheel of eight-sailed schooner taking her a North gale, the packed tight fish. The Cup was last opportunity demonstrate the and courage the schooner to the

The elimination to determine Canadian entry the first Trophy were outside Halifax on October 1920. An crowd watched the Delawana, by Captain Himmelman, fought the lead the Gilbert Walters under Angus Walters. the last of the the topmast the Gilbert Walters broke. Delawana won honour of Canada by minutes, but around Halifax about the tactics of Walters. The faced the Esperanto for Cup a later. The American schooner, Nova Scotia-born Marty Welch, the Canadian two out three races sailed back Gloucester with trophy and Canadian dollars.

Nova Scotia was bruised day, and for revenge soon brewing. Dennis and moneyed Halifax decided to a craft would not beat the but would a symbol Nova Scotian superiority. They name her after the nickname for Scotians, and would pay was necessary make her sailing royalty.

before they commissioned a they recruited best captain could find Angus Walters Lunenburg. Unlike schooner captains, was a wiry man, he was for his to size the wind squeeze speed of every of sail. he was tough as came: a from Captain could send biggest hand Walters drove hard bargain. wanted the share in Bluenose, which give him final word her construction management.

Angus his deal, designer William drew up and the yard of Rhuland began When she launched on 26, 1921, on hand that the schooner was beauty. To experienced eye, Bluenose had few distinctive but the of her was always matter of Was it she was trifle longer the waterline most schooners? that her had been by a hard frost? her speed the result the magical that developed the craft her captain.

Before she the Bluenose to prove on the Banks. The of the Competition demanded any entrant at least season in fishery. Besides, Bluenose had pay her way — was a schooner, not racing yacht. with Atlantic stocks threatened, is almost that during first decades this century one billion of cod caught each on the Banks. The had a first season, she would than prove worth in years, landing record 646,000 in one in 1923.

the end that first in October the Bluenose into Halifax to test speed against finest Canadian The winner face the champion in second Fisherman’s challenge. The speed matched beauty: she two races

She met Elsie for trophy. The schooner was by the Marty Welch had won first Fisherman’s The two flew around 40-mile course strong wind. the first the Elsie her fore-topmast. Angus Walters his own and still thirteen minutes In the race, Bluenose the course a lead three miles. news flashed radio across country: the had brought trophy home! had beaten U.S. Overnight, Bluenose became national symbol.

next year, Bluenose retained trophy against Henry Ford. fourth challenge, 1923, was by a on the protests, and Angus Walters to complete competition, taking Bluenose home Lunenburg rather submitting to judges’ rulings. opponent, Captain Pine of Columbia, would accept the Trophy when was offered him. He not beaten Bluenose legitimately, he would take the

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Years passed. last series soured the Besides, the had hit America, nowhere than the Fishermen stuck their work, to eke a living. was little left for Then, in Ben Pine up to with a The Thomas Tea Company put up money to the Bluenose against the L. Thebaud, new American Walters hemmed hawed, but showed up Gloucester for race. The was in shape, her old and For the time, she a series. crowed, but least they not won cherished trophy.

year later, two boats for the this time the Fisherman’s on the The Bluenose to the winning convincingly both races. wood ain’t yet that’ll Bluenose, Angus loved to

Bluenose sailed England in as Canada’s in the of the year of V’s reign. king was by the beauty. On way home, Bluenose encountered worst storm the many had faced the years. keeled over stayed down full five masts and Then, with shudder, the boat righted again. Walters that he ever doubted strength. Her now included from the

In 1937, Bluenose was on the dime, where has been since. Her and greatest of sailing came in Bluenose faced Gertrude L. again for trophy, this in a series. At end of tight races, series stood The Bluenose damages, and to look age, but she rounded last marker the deciding Angus pleaded, more time girl, just more time, Bluenose responded, the last Trophy race three minutes. average speed the course 14.15 knots, fastest pace recorded over fixed course a canvased in the of sailing!

final years the Bluenose sad ones. vessels, steel and the of the fishery made a relic a former Angus Walters to have declared a treasure and money to her afloat, he was forced to her. She the war carrying freight the Carribbean. on January 1946, word Nova Scotia the Bluenose struck a off the of Haiti. Walters wanted fly to to direct operations, but was mixed, and confusion action, and Bluenose went No one ever found much as splinter of wreckage.

That is quite the chapter in Bluenose story, In the sixties, the brewery that Schooner Beer up money recreate the as a attraction and symbol. The Rhuland shipyard again layed keel, and July 1963, II was Angus Walters aboard her voyage to West Indies. into his he took wheel. He studied the of the Bluenose in water and to the in her as if for an Finally, he the hushed that surrounded She’s a fine wessel. Angus Walters in 1968, Bluenose II still afloat, home port Nova Scotia. remains a reminder of greatest schooner all time.

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