Pictou included in Bluenose Sail Past Summer schedule

Nova Scotia’s iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province – including Pictou – this summer in a unique tour fit for the times dubbed Sail Past Summer. “Ninety-nine years ago, Captain Angus Walters took up the mantle of the Bluenose, representing the hopes and pride of Nova Scotians,” said Communities,...

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Heavy lifting

Bart Shea had a little fun on the Pictou waterfront this morning where he watched the Ship Hector being lifted out of the harbour and onto blocks at the Hector Quay where it will undergo renovations and repairs. Shea, from Pictou, was a deckhand several years ago on the Bluenose II. Photo courtesy of Troy...

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Bluenose II in the sun

New Glasgow native Emily MacDonald was in Pictou with her family to view the Bluenose II that is docked in Pictou Harbour this week. She is standing beside her husband Gordon Szczepski and their daughters Clara in front of Emily and Fiona at the far right. The family lives in Victoria, B.C. and is spending...

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Bluenose II in dock

The majestic Bluenose II sailed into Pictou Harbour earlier today, docking at Pier C around 10 a.m. It is one of five tall ships local residents can visit today through Sunday as part of Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and to help Pictou County celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. There are 40 ships in the regatta...

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Community spirit for Tall Ships

The winds of goodwill blew through Pictou today (Thursday) as some of the tall ships scheduled to arrive for Canada Day came to port earlier than anticipated. Five tall ships will be in port until Sunday, July 2, as part of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and to help Pictou County celebrate Canada’s 150th...

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Tall ships sailing into Pictou Harbour

Some new arrivals to Pictou County on Canada Day weekend will be heralded with much fanfare. They will be grand and graceful and are expected to draw a large crowd. Tall ships are sailing into Pictou Harbour to help local residents celebrate Canada’s 150th in style! The deCoste Performing Arts Centre is organizing the Tall...

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Questions about Bluenose II need to be answered before more money is spent

To the Editor: As I write this, Premier McNeil is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to “repair” the “damaged” Bluenose II reputation.  Yes, sometimes it is better to turn the page and move on but it is always important to ask what page is being turned and why. Maybe what the premier really wants...

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