Bluenose 1 Fishing Schooner Model Ship Kit – Amati (1477)
The Bluenose 1 Fishing Schooner 1921 Model Ship Kit is a faithful interpretation of the original vessel. All materials are of the finest available and plans and instructions are always excellent and easily followed. Amati Ship Models has integrated computer design and the latest materials to produce high quality ship model kits.
The Bluenose 1 – Fishing Schooner 1921 is ranked at a skill level of 2. Making it an intermediate build for model ship enthusiasts.
History of the Bluenose 1 Fishing Schooner 1921
In 1920 Canadian Senator William H Dennis instituted the International Fishermans Trophy a series of races to be held off the coast of Nova Scotia in Lunenberg and Gloucester in New England. Entrants for the race had to be fishing boats.
Against all odds and to the disappointment of Senator Dennis and all Canadians, the first edition of the trophy saw the victory of the American ‘Esperanto’. This prompted Dennis to form a consortium to raise the money needed to build a winning boat. The young naval architect, William Roue was employed to design the boat.Work began immediately and the Bluenose was launched March 26, 1921, a schooner of 285 tons.
In the autumn of 1921, the Bluenose won the second running of the International Fishermans Trophy. The Bluenose was to prove a dominating force with victories for several subsequent years.