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

The Bluenose Visit, 1933 / La visite du Bluenose, 1933 (HM2MBI)

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N 44° 35.281', W 75° 40.848'

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Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

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.

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,

en 1921, sa vie a été courte, ayant été détruite au large des côtes d'Haïti en 1946.
Year Placed2019
Placed ByCity of Brockville, Heritage Brockville, and City of Brockville Legacy Fund
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Date Added Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445959 N 4937411
Decimal Degrees44.58801667, -75.68080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.281', W 75° 40.848'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 16.86" N, 75° 40' 50.88" W
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