Bluenose Old Photos, Books, and resources from the past

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To start this thread off I am offering a series of old photos by Walter MacAskill from the Nova Scotia archives. If you Google that up you will find many more. Items to look at are what is visible and not present when Bluenose was racing. Then look at those which are obviously taken when it was fishing and there is much more seen on the decks.Bluenose Port SIde.jpgBluenose Fishing Equippage lkg Aft.jpgBluenose Wheel Deck Area.jpgBluenose Wheel box.jpgBluenose Port Foredeck.jpgBluenose Port winch and engine Box.jpgBluenose Port winch and engine Box.jpg
Bluenose winch.jpgBluenose Port Cathead.jpgThis one is in racing without anchor, cable or cathead visible as would be if fishing.Bluenose Fwd Port Qtr.jpg
 

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Thank you for posting this @PT-2 Rich. This is a great idea and one to which we can all add - whatever interesting or informative information we can find on the original Bluenose and her daughter, can be posted on this link.
 

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Interesting photo of sail attachment to boom.

Most books of rigging show attaching base of sail to boom with running loop of single rope.

These photos show single lengths of rope tied in know on bottom of boom. That must have been a time consuming task when putting new sails up again.
 
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Interesting photo of sail attachment to boom.

Most books of rigging show attaching base of sail to boom with running loop of single rope.

These photos show single lengths of rope tied in know on bottom of boom. That must have been a time consuming task when putting new sails up again.
Time consuming but then getting ready for a multiple month fishing run had many tasks and many crew hands assisting. Even in racing there was ample time to rig up as far as I know. . . many racers get little sleep and are up early being sure that everything is in working order. Rich
 
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Interesting photo of sail attachment to boom.

Most books of rigging show attaching base of sail to boom with running loop of single rope.

These photos show single lengths of rope tied in know on bottom of boom. That must have been a time consuming task when putting new sails up again.
I you think about it in proper 1:1 reality a main boom of 80 - 90 feet long would take a very long line tediously wound around and pulled through each of the holes. Single lines are much easier to manage and install. Just a thought. Rich
 
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I have made a cursory comparison on how two models are presented and in comparison with the old original photos above. This Excel spreadsheet in pdf format was said by Heinrich to open but you may have to take an additional step that your computer directs. My margins in the new Excel were not able to be changed so what is a one page view comes with the right column shown on the second page. I apologize for my not yet being able to work around this. Frustrating!!! Click on the blue ion and keep your fingers crossed for success. Rich (PT-2)
 

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I have made a cursory comparison on how two models are presented and in comparison with the old original photos above. This Excel spreadsheet in pdf format was said by Heinrich to open but you may have to take an additional step that your computer directs. My margins in the new Excel were not able to be changed so what is a one page view comes with the right column shown on the second page. I apologize for my not yet being able to work around this. Frustrating!!! Click on the blue ion and keep your fingers crossed for success. Rich (PT-2)
Interesting comparison. I prefer the fishing version as well.
 

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To start this thread off I am offering a series of old photos by Walter MacAskill from the Nova Scotia archives. If you Google that up you will find many more. Items to look at are what is visible and not present when Bluenose was racing. Then look at those which are obviously taken when it was fishing and there is much more seen on the decks.View attachment 199343View attachment 199344View attachment 199345View attachment 199346View attachment 199347View attachment 199348View attachment 199348
View attachment 199349View attachment 199350This one is in racing without anchor, cable or cathead visible as would be if fishing.View attachment 199351
Hello Rich, Thank you for all of your great pictures on the original Bluenose, you shore have dug into the archives for these. These pictures sure will be handy in our up coming build of the great ship the Bluenose.
Regards Lawrence
 
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Hello Rich, Thank you for all of your great pictures on the original Bluenose, you shore have dug into the archives for these. These pictures sure will be handy in our up coming build of the great ship the Bluenose.
Regards Lawrence
Hello Rich, Thank you for all of your great pictures on the original Bluenose, you shore have dug into the archives for these. These pictures sure will be handy in our up coming build of the great ship the Bluenose.
Regards Lawrence
I will be following the fishing tack with as much equipage and rigging as I can to present it as a truly working schooner. One thing that is not mentioned in my comparison are the scuppers on each side of the stations. My MS2130 has those as small rectangles in pairs on each side of the station. The 1:48 scale Bodnar POF (based on drawings by P.F. Eisnor) has the same smaller rectangular scuppers. Bluenose II in that book shows them as long rectangles in the same manner as YQ but when we look at the old photo of the midships port side (first series of photos that I put up) we see that they are very small rectangles, not long ones. I don't know how YQ approaches these; if they are laser pre-cut or our own drilling/filing task. When any of us arrive at that point they should think and look back at the photo to decide how it will be done. The other thing that I do not see in the port side view is the larger rectangular gurry sluice, shown in the 1:48 POF on starboard about midships in the dory launch/recovery area and noted as painting is not necessary in that cutout. Rich
 
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Thank you, Dean. The more of us that find items to post we will have a growing resource to work with. Rich
Here is one more batch of old Bluenose photos of various views:Bluenose Jib Work.jpgBluenose Winch Engine.jpg
A few during construction including one with Bluenose IIBluenose Planking wales.jpgBluenose Interior Planking view.jpgBluenose Interior Framing View.jpg
Bluenose II Planking nextBluenose II Planking.jpgPlanking fasteners pattern is evident. Heinrich will later post his two photos of planking of Bluenose. I am still searching for the joinery and fastening of deck planking. Rich
 
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Bluenose Downwind Wing and Wing.jpg
There is something downright breathtaking about a 2-masted schooner with sails set wing-to-wing... Thanks for the photos.
 
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