Bluenose
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The second title in the Stories of our Past series, Bluenose tells the story behind the ship on Canada’s ten-cent coin. Beginning with the schooner’s launch in Lunenburg in 1921, author Monica Graham describes Bluenose‘s career as a fishing boat, her racing exploits (seventeen years undefeated in the International Fisherman’s Trophy), her representation of Canada at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933, and her time as a shipping vessel in the Caribbean rum and sugar trade. The book’s final chapter recounts Bluenose‘s demise on a coral reef in Haiti and the launching of the replica, Bluenose II.

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