The Province of NS today announced that the Bluenose will be Launched September 29th in Lunenburg. The day-long festivities will begin with the official Bluenose II relaunch from 7-9 a.m., to take advantage of high morning tides. The relaunch, which is weather dependent, will slowly winch out the ship so it can slide into the water.
“Bluenose II is in position now for relaunch,” said Peter Kinley, president of the Lunenburg Foundry, and one of the partners in the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance with Covey Island Boatworks and Snyder’s Shipyard, who are completing the restoration for the province.
“We have to start installing uprights and other relaunch equipment soon. This week is the best time to get photos at this stage,” Kinley said.
After launched, Bluenose II will be moored by the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Alas, I will be unable to attend, So please be sure to send me pictures. (Photo Above from NovaScotiaWebcams.com)
The Sailing Vessel Bowdoin Arrived in Halifax for another visit. Bowdoin is the official Sailing Vessel fo the State of Maine, and is used by the Maine Maritime Accademy for Sail trining.
Bowdoin was last in Halifax Last August as well. The Photo At Left is from that Visit.
More Current Photo’s to Follow.
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race departed Halifax after a few days of rest, bound for England. The Vessels arrived from New York earlier in the week. What Makes the Clipper event unique, is that with the exception of the skipper, the boats are crewed by novice offshore racers.
You can find out more (and sign up) at http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/
An arival earlier this morning the Sedna IV Tied up at the Maritime Museum Wharf.
The Sedna IV is a 50 metre (165 ft) three-masted schooner which has been used for scientific expeditions and the filming of documentaries. Currently on a special research voyage called 1000 Days for the Planet, Jean Lemire and his crew are visiting Halifax waterfront from April 21-23 as part of Waterfront Development’s Visiting Ships Program.
Tomorrow, Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day), the vessel will be open for free, public tours. There is a limit of 20 people per tour and pre-registration is required.
Tour times will be available at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Please sign up at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Information Desk, 1675 Lower Water St.
For more information on the ship, and 1000 Days for the Planet, visit http://my-waterfront.ca/halifax/events-halifax?event=89
The Sailing Yacht Pangaea put in to Halifax to ride out the Oncoming Hurricane Maria.
She Is Captained By Mike Horn, Who is leading the Pangaea Expedition on a 4 year Journey around the world. The 30m vessel was built out of Aluminum in Brazil, and has 30 births.
Find out more @ http://www.mikehorn.com/en/pangaea/
Built in East Boothbay, Maine, 1921 Bowdoin was built for arctic service. She became the Official sailing vessel of Maine in 1986 and has crossed the Arctic Circle 27 times. She is now serves as the sail training vessel for the Maine Maritime Academy
More Here @ http://bowdoin.mma.edu/
A large number of yachts are tied up today around the Royal NS Yacht Squadron (AIS Targets in the ARM) and on the waterfront. These vessels arrived yesterday completing the biennial Ocean Race from Marblehead MA to Halifax.
Also Seen today, A fleet of Opti’s – training the sailors of tomorrow.
Tied up at the Cable Wharf are a group of 3 Sailboats from Norway.
Among them is the Vessel Tofluer, which is on its final leg of circumnavigating the globe. You can Find out more at www.tofluer.com
In other trips, Australian’s Chris Bray and Jess Taunton plan to sail back via the NorthWest passage with their Junk rigged Yacht Teleport. You can follow them at http://www.yachtteleport.com.