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Chickity Check It! Bluenose II Current View and Relaunch Webcams Prep for Relaunch Next Saturday!

Hi Joey, The ties to Gloucester for the Bluenose II are strong and historic.  We’d appreciate it if you could post the relaunch of the Bluenose II live relaunch webcam in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.  As you probably know, the relaunch … Continue reading

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Chickity Check it! The Bluenose II Reconstruction/Construction Project

I have no idea how they call it a reconstruction as it seems like they are building an entirely new boat.  The Bluenose II was an incredibly beautiful boat but according to The Queens new Life in Canada blog, it’s … Continue reading

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The Paint Factory, Gloucester

 The Paint Factory, Gloucester ©Fredrik D. Bodin The Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory, or Paint Factory, was built in 1874. It’s purpose was to make copper based paint to prevent barnacles from growing on the bottoms of boats. Bottom growth … Continue reading

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Schooner Bluenose II 4:45AM 9/6/09

We’ve got some really serious footage up close to the action coming for you. Schooner Bluenose II 4:45AM 9/6/09, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Gloucester Schooner Festival 09 Race Day 4:45AM Video

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Shore-side fun for festival visitors

By Gail McCarthy Staff Writer- Gloucester Daily Times The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, now in its 10th year, has created a special day for land-bound visitors to the Schooner Festival. Landlubbers will have a smorgasbord of activities to choose from … Continue reading

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Crew Aboard The Bluenose II

Work Work Work.  These girls were covered in some type of polish or something or other.  It ain’t all fun and games aboard the Bluenose II. Crew Aboard The Bluenose II, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Gloucester Perspectives- Captain Phil Watson

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Engine Room Aboard The Bluenose II

Engine Room Aboard The Bluenose II, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Ken Sutton, Chief Engineer In The Engine Room Of The Bluenose II

Spotless down in the engine room as you would expect aboard The Bluenose II. Very cramped area to work on the engines compared to the Gloucester draggers that we’ve done videos of in their engine rooms. That is to be … Continue reading

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Wheel Of The Bluenose II Polished and Shiny

I got down to see the Bluenose II three different random times and guess what?  Every time I was there for 15 minutes during a coffee break someone was polishing the wheel. Wheel Of The Bluenose II Polished and Shiny, … Continue reading

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The Engine Room Aboard The Bluenose II

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Gloucester Perspectives- Ken Sutton Chief Engineer Aboard The Bluenose II

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Ken Sutton, Chief Engineer Aboard The Bluenose II

Ken Sutton, Chief Engineer Aboard The Bluenose II, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Controls Aboard The Bluenose II

Gotta move the ol’ sled around somehow if there’s no wind. Here are the controls for the engine to get the Bluenose around in the event there is no wind. Controls Aboard The Bluenose II, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Gloucester Perspectives- Bluenose II Crew Interview

Watch as a mate aboard the Bluenose II convinces me that working aboard these schooners actually involves labor and not cruising into port and getting drunk.

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Captain Phil Watson Aboard The Bluenose II

Skipper Phil Watson was gracious enough to let me aboard even though the ship was closed to passengers for an interview.  His interview along with an interview with Chief Engineer Ken Sutton, pics and videos are all coming at you … Continue reading

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