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Bluenose to Launch Sept 29.

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)

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Bowdoin returns

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.

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3 Masted Schooner Sedna IV at Maritime Museum Wharf

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

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MarbleHead to Halifax

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.