Bluenose Products     
from ABC Distributors 
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 634-4768 

Do you know who built  BLUENOSE  (1920-1921) ?


An ongoing SEARCH is currently underway to establish an authentic list of the names of all hands at the SMITH and RHULAND shipyard during the construction of the SCHOONER BLUENOSE.

          These men would have been working at SMITH and RHULAND from the time the keel was laid on 19 December 1920, and during the 99 days of construction up to her launching on 26 March 1921.

          The original SMITH and RHULAND pay records were allegedly destroyed by fire in 1970. As a result, there is no complete list of the workers at that time. Through the FISHERIES  MUSEUM of the ATLANTIC and SOUTH SHORE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, a list of thirty one names has been compiled, mostly found through obituaries, newspaper and magazine articles, and family histories. The confirmed workers to date are listed below:

BUCKMASTER, ARTHUR,                                           MORASH, SOLOMON

CAVENDISH, VICTOR                                                      MULLOCK, ADNA

CORKUM, CLARENCE. ST.CLAIR                                      MULLOCH, GUY 

CROUSE, C. E. ROY                                                      OXNER, CHARLES

DAUPHINEE, CHARLES WILLIAM             RANDALL, GILBERT,CHARLES

DEAL, AUBREY                                            RHULAND, GEORGE, ARTHUR

FALKENHAM, HOWARD MELBOURNE           RHULAND, JOHN, HANSON, CHARLES                                       SILVER, CHARLES WILLIAM

HEBB, GEORGE W                                           SMITH, RICHARD WESLEY

HIRTLE, CLIFFORD WILLIAM                          WALTERS, ANGUS JAMES

LANGILLE, MANSON WILLIS                          WALTERS, ROY MEDFORD

LANTZ, JACOB ARTHUR                         WENTZELL, GIDEON BENJAMIN

LEVY. THOMAS ESSON                                     WESTHAVER, ARTHUR V

McISAAC, ALEXANDER DANIEL               WILKIE, OSWALD NATHANIEL

MORASH, BENJAMIN HAROLD                    ZINCK, CREIGHTON ALBERT

MORASH, EDWIN

 

We would like to ask you for assistance in this project. If you have any information on anyone who may have worked on  BLUENOSE  or who appears in this list we would like to hear from you. Please look through your family records, Bibles, scrapbooks and photographs and newspaper stories. Any information may be sent to:

                                      BLUENOSE WORKERS PROJECT

                   Telephone: (902) – 634 – 4768       Fax: (902) – 634 – 8697

                               Email: bluenoseworkers@gmail.com

                                   c/o Allan Browne  PO Box 1832

                                      Lunenburg, NS  B0J 2C0

 

Once a complete list has been compiled, it will be placed in the FISHERIES MUSEUM of the ATLANTIC archives, so that future generations can remember the men who were such an integral part of  the history of LUNENBURG.

Without the workers who actually built BLUENOSE, the names of LUNENBURG, SMITH and RHULAND, ANGUS  WALTERS, WILLIAM ROUE and the CREWS who fished and raced her to fame, would not have the celebrated heritage that they enjoy today.

 THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP.