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WANT A GREAT KIT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR HOBBY? This is the kit.
Designed by William Roué and built by Smith and Rhuland, Bluenose was launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on March 26, 1921, as both a working cod-fishing schooner and a racing ship. This was in response to the defeat of the Nova Scotian Fishing Schooner Delawana by the Gloucester Fishing Schooner Esperanto in 1920. That race was sponsored by the Halifax Herald newspaper. After a season fishing on the Grand Banks, Bluenose sailboat defeated Elsie (out of Gloucester, Massachusetts), returning the trophy to Nova Scotia. During the next 17 years of racing, no challenger, American or Canadian, could wrest the International Fishermens Trophy from her. Fishing schooners became obsolete after World War II, and despite efforts to keep her in Nova Scotia, the undefeated Bluenose was sold to work as a freighter in the West Indies. She foundered on a Haitian reef on January 28, 1946. Her daughter, Bluenose II, was launched at Lunenburg on July 24, 1963, built to original plans by many of the same workers.
This Artesania Latina wooden boat model of the Bluenose II is highly realistic with many fine details. The kit includes laser cut frames, keel and bulkheads, and exotic wood strip for hull planking. Also included is the wooden deck planking, masts and spars, metal and wooden fittings, and cloth for the sails. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.
Length: 710mm (28")/Height: 590mm (23.2”)/ Beam: 110mm (4.3”)
Manufacturer: Artesania Latina
Vessel Type: Schooner
Model Type: Plank on Bulkhead
Skill Level: Intermediate
Bluenose Paint Set
Marq De Villiers. Witch in the Wind. Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2007