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Schedule

Sail Past Season - No Harbour Tours

Schooner BLUENOSE II - 2020


The schedule may change due to unexpected delays or unfavourable sailing conditions.

Date

Location

Status

27 July

Sambro

At Anchor

28 July

Halifax

Sail Past

29 July

At Sea

 

30 July

At Sea

 

31 July

Digby

At Anchor

01 August

Bay of Fundy

Sail Past

02 August

Grand Manan

Anchor

03 August

St Mary’s Bay

Canceled

04 August

At sea

 

05 August

Lunenburg

Docked

06 August

Lunenburg

Docked

06 August

Lunenburg

Docked

07 August

Yarmouth

At Anchor

08 August

Pubnico

At Anchor

09 August

Cape Sable

Sail Past

09 August

Shelburne

At Anchor

10 August

Lockeport

At Anchor

11 August

Port Mouton

At Anchor

12 August

Liverpool

Sail Past

12 August

Lunenburg

Docked

13 August

Lunenburg

Docked

14 August

Lunenburg

Docked

15 August

Lunenburg

Docked

16 August

Princes Inlet

At Anchor

17 August

Tancook

Sail Past

17 August

Mahone bay

At Anchor

18 August

Western Shore

Sail Past

18 August

Chester

At Anchor

19 August

Indian Point

At Anchor

20 August

French Village

At Anchor

21 August

Head Harbour

At Anchor

22 August

East River

At Anchor

23 August

Lunenburg

Docked

25 August

Lunenburg

Docked

26 August

Lunenburg

Docked

27 August

At Sea

 

28 August

Louisbourg

At Anchor

29 August

Sydney

At Anchor

30 August

Baddeck  

At Anchor

31 August

Groves Point Provincial Park

Sail Past

31 August

Iona

At Anchor

01 September

Cape North

Sail Past

02 September

At Sea

 

03 September

Pictou

At Anchor

04 September

Port Hood

At Anchor

05 September

Port Hawkesbury

At Anchor

06 September

Arichat

At Anchor

07 September

St Peters

At Anchor

08 September

Canso

At Anchor

09 September

White Head

At Anchor

10 September

Country Harbour

At Anchor

11 September

Liscomb

At Anchor

12 September

Sheet Harbour

At Anchor

13 September

Terence Bay

At Anchor

14 September

Lunenburg

Docked

 

Nova Scotia’s iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province this summer in a unique tour fit for the times dubbed Sail Past Summer.

“Ninety-nine years ago, Captain Angus Walters took up the mantle of the Bluenose, representing the hopes and pride of Nova Scotians,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine. “Today, the young crew aboard Bluenose II aims to again help Nova Scotians and Canadians remember their strength and resilience. We hope that seeing the ship sail along our sea-bound coast will help communities remember that as with all storms, the sun will shine again.”

Due to COVID-19, the 20-person crew has created a Bluenose bubble for training, maintenance and sailing the vessel this season. Visitors will not be permitted onboard and there will be no harbour cruises with passengers.

Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador is scheduled to depart Lunenburg in late July and visit 26 communities in southwestern Nova Scotia, the South Shore, Halifax Regional Municipality, th Northumberland Shore, the Eastern Shore and Cape Breton. Bluenose II will also sail along parts of the coast of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island but will not dock in any ports.

Quotes:

Through our teamwork onboard we hope to embody the unity that is being shown ashore. It is the crew’s belief that seeing Bluenose II sailing in our waters will inspire communities to remember their strengths as they work together for a better future.Phil Watson, captain, Bluenose II

Quick Facts:

  • the original Bluenose, designed by William Roué and built by the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard, was launched as a Grand Banks fishing and racing schooner on March 26, 1921 in Lunenburg
  • starting in 1921, Bluenose won the International Fishermen’s Trophy and brought it home to Nova Scotia for the next 17 years
  • celebrations are planned to recognize the Bluenose’s centenary next year
  • built in 1963, Bluenose II is a replica of the famed schooner
  • on April 6, Transport Canada issued an interim order prohibiting the operation of commercial vessels carrying more than 12 passengers for non-essential purposes, including tourism, until June 30, and Bluenose II cancelled scheduled passenger cruises and issued refunds to those who had purchased tickets

Additional Resources:

To read more about the history of the original Bluenose and Bluenose II, visit the Nova Scotia Archives archives.novascotia.ca/