(Photo: W.R. MacAskill via Nova Scotia Archives)
On March 26, 1921, thousands of excited Nova Scotians watched in anticipation as the schooner Bluenose slid into the Lunenburg harbour at the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard.
While unable to welcome thousands of people to Lunenburg like the launch 100 years ago, the Bluenose 100 Committee will be celebrating this centennial through two virtual events on March 26th.
The first event, scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. ADT, will feature exciting new videos, stories, historical footage and interviews acknowledging the vessel’s place in Canadian history. A second event is planned for 7:00 p.m. ADT and will see the Bluenose story further explored through musicians, performers and writers.
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More details about the Bluenose 100 celebrations are available at the newly launched bluenose100.ca and through Bluenose 100 social media channels. The calendar of events will grow as events are confirmed in communities across the province and beyond.