Re: 1938 Medal Canada Bluenose?
Nice medal....Here is a bit of history on it...
"Silver oxidized silver coin commemorating the International Fisherman's Race which features the American and Canadian winners on both sides. The Canadian winners was the Bluenose Schooner who raced its last race this year, 1938. The American Winner, was the Sch. Gertrude L. Thebaud. These boats are featured on each side of the coin. This souvenir has a C. 1938 by J.J. McLaughlin. The coin has a diameter of 1.25", the cardboard outset measures 5" by 3". "
Two factors contributed to the creation of the International Fishermen's Trophy. The first being years of friendly rivalry between U.S. and Canadian fishing schooners, the other was the view that the schoonermen had of the America's Cup. They were "yachts" being sailed by "yachtsmen", forever being towed in from races for repairs or "adjustments" of one kind or another. And when in 1919 the New York Yacht Club cancelled a race because of 23 knot winds being too high, schoonermen could take no more. So in 1920, The Halifax Herald newspaper established a formal racing series. The races would be between real sail carriers that were bona-fide working ships. That year, elimination races in both countries selected contenders. The schooner Esperanto out of Gloucester, Mass., defeated the Delewana of Lunenburg and took the trophy to New England. Dismayed Nova Scotians hired young Halifax designer William J. Rou� to design a ship to challenge for the trophy. The schooner Bluenose was built by Smith and Rhuland and launched in Lunenburg on March 26, 1921. In October 1921, after a season fishing on the Grand Banks, Bluenose defeated Gloucester's Elsie and brought the trophy home. In an 18-year racing career Bluenose did not give up the trophy. The American schooners Henry Ford, Columbia, Gertrude L. Thebaud, as well as a number of Canadian vessels built in an effort to surpass Bluenose's remarkable sailing abilities, could not grasp the trophy from her.
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