An old-time rival of the famous Bluenose is in Lunenburg. The Gloucester fishing schooner Columbia was launched in August 2014. This replica was built in Panama City, Fla., by Eastern Shipbuilding Group.
BluenoseII ( not my photo)
The Columbia and its eight crew members are spending a few weeks here. The Columbia schooner was built from original Bluenose blueprints and will be here to get a few repairs and adjustments as well as enjoy some sea time along side her rival Bluenose. Many of Columbia’s parts were built in Lunenberg and then shipped to Florida.
While it would have been nice to see the Columbia along side of the Bluenose ( we still might get chance) the Bluenose is sailing along Nova Scotia’s coast to Cape Breton stopping for visits in Sydney and Port Hawkesbury and won’t be back in port until later in the week when the Columbia is scheduled to leave.