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Captain's blog

Celebrating 60 years of Bluenose II

Bluenose II,

July 24, 1963, what a day in our history. With the push of Nova Scotia and some government help the Oland family undertook to recreate an icon in Canadian History. This was quite a responsibility to undertake both financially and logistically. Bluenose has a special place in many people's hearts. In the sixties, dory fishing was still being practiced on the Grand Banks, Bluenose was lost only 17 years prior, and the scar was still fresh, particularly on the south shore of Nova Scotia. The Oland family, together with William Roué and Scotia Trawler created another special vessel.