Bluenose II Public Harbour Tour Schedule Posted

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal/Communities, Culture and Heritage

June 29, 2015 1:30 PM

The Bluenose II public harbour tour schedule has been posted now that Capt. Phil Watson has deemed the crew ready to sail.

The schedule is subject to change in the event of unfavourable sailing conditions.

"We can now say with confidence that the Bluenose II will be back as Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador this summer," said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. "Nova Scotians and visitors from all over Canada, and the world, will have the chance to see and sail on this historic Canadian icon."

The restoration work has been completed and the vessel now awaits final certification from Transport Canada.

Before the vessel begins public tours, there will be a community event in Lunenburg to give the public the opportunity to view the newly restored vessel in her home port.

The date and time of the community event will be determined in the next few days. The complete summer sailing schedule of the vessel to ports of call around Nova Scotia will be released in the coming weeks.

To see the tour schedule and make reservations go to https://bluenose.novascotia.ca/schedule .


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     The Bluenose II public harbour tour schedule has been

posted now that Captain Phil Watson has deemed the crew ready

to sail.

     The restoration work has been completed and the vessel now

awaits final certification from Transport Canada.

     For more information, visit online at bluenose-dot-

novascotia-dot-c-a.
     
     The schedule is subject to change in the event of

unfavourable sailing conditions.
     
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Media Contact: Brian Taylor
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              Email: brian.taylor@novascotia.ca