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Bluenose II

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Address: 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902 634 1963
Description: Be part of the "wooden ships and iron men legacy" while touring a replica...
Be part of the "wooden ships and iron men legacy" while touring a replica of the famed racing schooner.
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NStour

We were fortunate to be in Halifax when the refitted Bluenose II was launched. Not a big splash, but a slow (very slow) slide into the water on a cradle. An excellent musical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2012
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Southern California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lunenberg is a nice place to visit in NS, home of Blue Nose. The museums are average pertains mostly to sailing. I would not really spend time for them. Well, the clipper ship was close and under repair when we visited the place.

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Hamilton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

If you are heading to Halifax to see this legendary ship you will be disappointed. She was refitted last year and the repairs did not work. She is now considered not seaworthy as she cannot be steered and there are concerns about her stability in the water. If you want to see the ship you have to go to Lunenburg... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Came in this morning for breakfast. Ordered bacon and eggs over easy, white toast ~pretty easy one would think, you'd be wrong. Eggs were cooked hard not over easy and barely warm. Toast was burnt and deep fried hashbrowns were hard in the centre, bacon was cold. The only good thing about the visit was that the waitress who served... More 

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London, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Of course it is a great ship with lots of history. We were given a map and the Bluense 2 was not in the listed location. After driving around and finally locating it behind some old warehouses, we found it docked and nobody around but a handful of tourists. Wasn't able to get a great photo. Some people were walking... More 

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New Glasgow, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

A beautiful scooner recreated by Nova Scotians.......you should see her in full sail with a slight breeze....WOW

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Thornbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Make sure you stay overnight in one of the lovely inns or BandBs in downtown Lunenburg, tour the maritime museum, and get as close to the Bluenose II as you can. She is still be refitting and security is somewhat tight.....the masts/rigging were not installed when I wats there...but she is the progeny of a long line of great schooners......and... More 

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We were fortunate to be in Halifax when the refitted Bluenose II was launched. Not a big splash, but a slow (very slow) slide into the water on a cradle. An excellent musical performance in the evening.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Visiting family in Nova Scotia, Canada in Jan. 2012. We were not expecting to travel to Lunenburg on the early morning that we set out for Peggy's Cove, but one thing led to another and there we were, in a historic maritime town where we learned that the Bluenose II was being re-fitted and would be re-launched in 2012. We... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Bluenose II is a beautiful ship for us sailor to visit. It had just been relaunched and was being fitted out. Hopefully the masts will be stepped in the next week. Work on the interior was still underway. We inquired about chartering her for a family retreat. We have done that before with other ships.

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Mokena, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

the schooner is to be launched Sept. 28 with lots of celebration... we were in Nunenburg to just walk the town and have lunch but were told that the Bluenose ll is here and being restored so we took a short walk to see the progress and visit the office of information on the schooner... this interest gave us the... More 

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