Today, Bluenose II sails around the Maritime provinces, occasionally visiting ports along the St. Lawrence River and New England. Bluenose II takes passengers on sailing tours out of Lunenburg, visits special events and tall ships festivals. Each year, they hire deckhands between ages 19 and 30 — no experience required!
In 1963, Bluenose II was launched. It was built by many of the same people who had worked on the original vessel at the same shipyard in Lunenburg. The project was financed by Oland Brewery to advertise their products, while also promoting Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage and tourism. William Roué, the designer of the original Bluenose, endorsed the vessel. Captain Walters sailed on the maiden voyage.
Bluenose II was gifted to the Government of Nova Scotia in 1971. It continues to serve as Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador — an enduring symbol of the province — living history under sail.
- Tonnage: 191 gross, 96 net
- Length: 46m overall
- Beam: 8m
- Draft: 5m