Bluenose II Table On Public Display

first_imgA one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted piece of Canadian history is on display at Lunenburg’s Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The crew table for the restored Bluenose II, donated after the recent Council of the Federation summer meeting in Nova Scotia, is open to public view in the museum’s Bluenose exhibit in the second floor gallery. It will eventually be installed in the vessel’s foc’sle as part of its restoration and was built using wood, stone and mineral donated from every province and territory. “Bluenose II is a Canadian icon and the crew table reflects its place in our national identity by incorporating elements from every part of the country,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leonard Preyra. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal to a piece of Nova Scotia’s heritage that continues to inspire pride in our innovative spirit.” The table was built by Colin O’Toole of Covey Island Boatworks, one of three companies in the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance that is rebuilding Bluenose II for the province. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic interprets the Bluenose legacy as part of its mandate to tell the story of Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage. “The story of Bluenose is the story of who we are as a province,” said museum curator Ralph Getson. “It speaks to our resilience in the face of challenge and our proud history of competing for success on the world stage.” More information about the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is available by calling 1-866-579-4909.last_img read more