Bluenose II

aerial view of the ship Bluenose II

Bluenose II Specifications:

Flag Canada
Rig Gaff topsail schooner
Homeport Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sparred Length 181'
LOD 143'
LWL 112'
Draft 17'
Beam 27'
Rig Height 125'
Sail Area 11,139 sq ft
Tons 191 GRT
Power 300 HP twin diesels
Hull Wood



Bluenose II (Canada) is a Canadian national symbol, depicted on stamps and her nation’s ten-cent coin. A replica of a legendarily fast Grand Banks fishing schooner, she is the tallest of the Buffalo fleet’s tall ships with a mainmast 130 feet high. Owned by the Province of Nova Scotia, the 181-foot wooden schooner sails from Lunenburg. She last visited Buffalo soon after her launching in 1963; rebuilt in 2012, she sails with a crew of 18. She will be berthed along the Riverwalk, between the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park and the Erie Basin Marina.

Bluenose II Information:

Season April through September
Designer William J Roue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Built 1963, rebuilt in 2012
Coast Guard Certification Transport Canada Certified Passenger Vessel
Crew 18
Contact Person Director of Operations
Organization Lunenberg Marine Museum Society
Address PO Box 1299
Lunenberg, Nova Scotia
BOJ 2CO Canada
Telephone (855) 640-3177
Fax (902) 634-8052
e-mail [email protected]
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