20th Century


Hull painted black, with copper bottom and white bootstripe. Nicely detailed deckworks, masts and rigging. Flying a Canadian red ensign. Displayed on a wooden cradle within a glass and wood case.
Case height 30". Length 44". Width 10".
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  • Provenance:
    The Property of a Gentleman: The Estate of Peter Goldstein.

    Bluenose, the celebrated racing ship and fishing vessel, was built in 1921 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She was named "Bluenose" after the nickname for Nova Scotians and by the 1930s she had become an icon of the Canadian province.

    She was designed for both fishing and racing duties, and to compete with American schooners for speed. During construction her bow was raised by almost two feet to allow for more room in the forecastle for the crew, giving the schooner its unique appearance.

    After her first season fishing on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Bluenose took part in the International Fisherman's Cup, a series of three races. She easily won the Canadian trials and bested the American challenger to capture the trophy. She won again in 1922 and split the title in 1923 after controversy during the race. She won several other titles in her career and was invited to World's Fairs and ceremonial occasions.

    By the 1930s, fishing schooners had been displaced by motor schooners and trawlers, and in 1936, Bluenose had diesel engines installed and her topmasts removed, allowing the schooner to remain on the fishing grounds year-round. She remained at dock during World War II before being sold to the West Indies Trading Company in 1942 and converted into a coastal freighter to work in the Caribbean. Laden with bananas, she struck a coral reef off Haiti in 1946 and was wrecked beyond repair.

    She has been commemorated in songs and on stamps, the Nova Scotia license plate and the Canadian dime, and she was the first non-human inductee into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1955.

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