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The barquentine “Concordia” and the topsail schooner “Bluenose 2” docked at the Fisheries Museum in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, within a short distance of the shipyard where the Bluenose 2 and her original ancestor,Bluenose,were both built and launched.
The Concordia is owned by the West Island College, Canada, and
used for the West Island College Class Afloat program. The Bluenose 2 is owned by the Province of Nova Scotia and serves as a roving ambassador for the Province, giving tours,charter cruises, and visits to ports along the Atlantic seaboard and the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes.
Lunenburg town is one of the oldest settlements in both Canada and North America, and has a long history of fishing and building some of the finest and fastest schooners on the North Atlantic. The entire town is a United Nations World Heritage Site.

Taken Sept. 5 2008 with a Fuji S100FS camera.


  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Great caputure and awesome write up George !! well done !!

  • Hi Sean..thanks very much. I was very lucky to be in Lunenburg to see the launching of Bluenose 2 in 1963 just a short way from this dock.

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 5 years ago

    A right pair of lovelies, George. Very nicely done. We were fortunate to have the Bluenose II here a couple of years ago and I got a chance to see her close up. What a treat that was!

  • Glad you were able to see her, she’s a wonderful schooner. I had some connections with her when she was first built and belonged to the Oland Family. The radio op was a good friend, and we were both radio hams, and I used to provide a lot of communications with her when she was away in the Caribbean and such. When I was about 5 or 6, my Grandfather took me onto the original Bluenose, he knew Capt. Angus Walters because they were both salt-bankers. I can remember that to a kid like me, it was like meeting God and walking the streets of heaven..LOL!

    – George Cousins

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work – please consider adding it to the Tall Ships challenge AND to the Photography Challenge Group before 20th April 2010

  • Hi Themis..thank you again..I have added it to the Group.. In case you didn’t know, the “Concordia” in this picture was lost at sea 500 kms. off the coast of Brazil in Feb. of this year. She was struck by a 120 KMH downthrust microburst. Everyone on board was saved.

    – George Cousins

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Thanks, I didn’t know – what a pity!

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