Saturday, September 29, 2012

VIDEO: Bluenose II Towed To Fisheries Museum

All systems were a go today after much anticipated wind and rain held off until the very end, giving enough time for the Bluenose II to enter the water and move towards the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic for the day-long celebration.

VIDEO: Defence Minister Celebrates Bluenose II

Canada's Defence Minister spoke today at the re-launching of the Bluenose II. Peter MacKay, also the MP for Central Nova, talked about the Federal Government's contribution to the project and calls today a historic moment for Canadians.

Mawhinney: Re-Launch Highlights Term As Mayor

Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador made a successful return to the water during an early morning relaunch in Lunenburg. Bluenose II was relaunched shortly after 8 o'clock this morning in an event celebrated by thousands of spectators. Lunenburg's Laurence Mawhinney called today's event a highlight of his 33 years as the town's mayor.

No major traffic issues were reported in Lunenburg. An all day celebration will be capped off with a fire works show later tonight along the Lunenburg waterfront.