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The Bluenose Visit, 1933 / La visite du Bluenose, 1933

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The Bluenose Visit, 1933 / La visite du Bluenose, 1933 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
1. The Bluenose Visit, 1933 / La visite du Bluenose, 1933 Marker
Inscription.  

On Sunday May 21, 1933 the schooner Bluenose, "champion of the North Atlantic fishing fleet" visited Brockville on her way to the Chicago World's Fair. Towed into port by the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Grenville, the ship was visited by hundreds of area residents, some coming from as far away as Ottawa. This Canadian icon has been featured on the Canadian 10 cent coin since 1937. It was built at Lunenburg, NS in 1921 but had a short life, being wrecked off the coast of Haiti in 1946.

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Le dimanche 21 mai 1933, la goélette Bluenose, "championne de la flotte de pêche de lAtlantique du Nord", s'est arrêtée à Brockville alors qu'elle se rendait à l'exposition universelle de Chicago. Remorqué au port par Grenville, navire de la Garde côtière canadienne, le navire a été visité par des centaines de résidents de la région, dont certains venaient d'aussi loin qu'Ottawa. Cette icône canadienne figure sur la pièce de monnaie canadienne de 10 cents depuis 1937. Construite à Lunenburg, en Nouvelle-Écosse,
The Bluenose Visit, 1933 / La visite du Bluenose, 1933 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
2. The Bluenose Visit, 1933 / La visite du Bluenose, 1933 Marker
Looking NNW along the causeway leading into Brockville
en 1921, sa vie a été courte, ayant été détruite au large des côtes d'Haïti en 1946.
 
Erected 2019 by City of Brockville, Heritage Brockville, and City of Brockville Legacy Fund.
 
Location. 44° 35.281′ N, 75° 40.848′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario. Marker is on Block House Island Road, on the right. Marker is on Block House Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brockville, Ontario K6V 4S9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 5 Sunken Treasures in the Brockville Area (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouse Island (a few steps from this marker); SS Kingston (within shouting distance of this marker); Con Darling (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wreck of the ROBERT GASKIN (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Blockhouse Island (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Blockhouse Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville Rowing Club Regatta (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bluenose at The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Canada Vignettes: Bluenose 1921-1946 at YouTube. (Submitted on October 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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3. Brockville Heritage Plaque Tour. (Submitted on October 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. A Brief History of Brockville. (Submitted on October 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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