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CROCKER, Ron. Forever Bluenose : A Future for a Schooner with a Past. Restoration photographs by Mark Doucette. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publsing, (2013). First Printing. Pp. (9),x-xv,(1),1-112. Double column. Illustrated throughout in colour. Oblong 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The Black Witch. The Schnoz. The Bluenose. She has been called many things over theyears, but to many of us she is simply and forever, the Bluenose. Since th e launch of the original Bluenose in 1921, Nova Scotia has cherished the schooner as the symbol of a culture of enterprise and self-sufficiency, and as a monument to the heroic and often tragic offshore banks fishery. Immortalized on the Canadian dime, the Nova Scotia license plate, and as a touchstone for those who hail from her birthplace (Bluenosers), her spirit lives on nearly a century later. In 'Forever Bluenose', journalist Ron Crocker charts the history of the original schooner, her various captains and races with Gloucester's finest, her sad passing, and her original reincarnation as Bluenose II -- an Oland brand ambassador and tourism symbol of Nova Scotia.Only here will you find a comprehensive survey of the second rebuild of Bl uenose -- from rudder to main topmast -- as she prepares to captivate a newgeneration of Canadians. Accented by vibrant and detailed contemporary ima ges and iconic historical photographs, 'Forever Bluenose' depicts her construction, the politics and 'wharf-talk surrounding her recent reincarnation,and her future prospects." - from the dustjacket. Introduction: Schooner C ulture. Chapters : 1. Long Live the Queen; 2. Under Full Canvas: Bluenose 1921; 3. The Schooner That Beer Built; 4. Keeping Her Afloat; 5. Schooner Town [on Lunenburg]; 6. Tomorrow's Bluenose; 7. Angelique [a wood from northern South America]; 8. A Keel is Still a Keel; 9. Bureaucracy, Bucks, and Wharf-talk; 10. Captains Courageous - and Charismatic; 11. The Way of a Schooner; 12.Grandfather's Bluenose. With bibliography. Very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. 25.00
Title: Forever Bluenose : A Future for a Schooner with a Past. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Nimbus, Halifax, 2013, ISBN:9781771080569:
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