The second title in the Stories of our Past series, Bluenose tells the story behind the ship on Canada's ten-cent coin. Beginning with the schooner's launch in Lunenburg in 1921, author Monica Graham describes Bluenose's career as a fishing boat, her racing exploits (seventeen years undefeated in the International Fisherman's Trophy), her representation of Canada at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933, and her time as a shipping vessel in the Caribbean rum and sugar trade. The book's final chapter recounts Bluenose's demise on a coral reef in Haiti and the launching of the replica, Bluenose II.
Using a colourful design, and with photos, maps, diagrams, interviews with crew members, and sidebar features on sailing and shipboard life, Bluenose offers a fascinating introduction to a Canadian and Nova Scotian emblem to satisfy a variety of interests.
About the author
Monica Graham is a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Halifax Chronicle Herald. A member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and the Writers in the Schools program, she is the author of Bluenose, The Great Maritime Detective, and The Historic Town of Pictou. Monica lives near Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Other titles by Monica Graham
Navigating the Challenges of Caring for Mom
In the Spirit
Reflections on Everyday Grace
The Mysterious Nova Scotia Haunting
Historic New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville and Trenton
An Illustrated History of New Glasgow and area
The Great Maritime Detective
The Exploits and Adventures of the Notorious Peachie Carroll