After being launched this past September with much fan fare, I learned this past weekend that the bluenose will need to be hauled out of the water again before she can go anywhere.
If you look closely at this shot from the Lauching, you will notice the rudder is missing. I was told the entire stering gear is left to be installed. Looking at the picture, it also appears as though the propeller shafts have also not been installed.
Despite the outward apperances, it looks as though there is still much work to do, even before trials can commence. Given this, Why didn’t the province wait untill spring to launch her, when there would have been time to announce a date, and generate intrest, and allow time for people to make travel arangements.