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.
USCGC Eagle Arrived yesterday morning. She was Saluted by Firebird as she rounded Georges Island.
Latest Arrival Updates:
Picton Castle Due at 1100
Amistad Due 0830 on the 20th
Larinda (Above) Gazelia Primera (Below)
The Roseway (Above) tied up at Histroic Properties. The Unicorn also moved here late yesterday.
Historic Properites is the old Pickford And Black Wharves – Pickford and Black were ship agents and Chandelers. The Photo below is form the Notman studio, Via the NS Archives, and showes the wharves when they were in use.
The Pride of Baltimore II and the Peacemaker are due 1000, and the Gazelia Primera is due at 1300 today.