Bluenose was launched in March 1921 in Nova Scotia. She was given the title “Queen of the North Atlantic” after she won the Fisherman’s Trophy for 17 straight years starting in October 1921. She is now an icon of Nova Scotia, appearing on their licence plates, but one for Canada as well. She has been seen on the Canadian dime since 1937. Unfortunately, she hit a reef off Isle aux Vache, Haiti in January 1946. Because she was a well loved ship during her time, a replica, Bluenose II, was built and launched in 1963. It was funded by Oland Brewery to advertise their products while acknowledging the history and tourism in the maritime sector. She was gifted to the Nova Scotia Government in 1971 and now she sails to ports in Nova Scotia and throughout North America, but her home port is Lunenburg.