Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Resources

We are pleased to present what is believed to be the most accurate and complete recounting of Roue’s Carbonated Waters Ltd., a well-known Halifax business for seven decades (c1860-1929). It was founded by James Roue, father of William J. Roue,...
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Beyond Bluenose – The William James Roué Collection invites visitors into the busy life of William James Roué (1879–1970), Canada’s most famous naval architect and designer of the Bluenose fishing and racing schooner, whose international success in match racing throughout...
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Are you interested in using any of the works created by W.J. Roué? For books, publications, productions, on the Internet, for display, or for restoration or construction of a vessel (to name a few uses). While we encourage the use...
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Fishing schooners became obsolete after World War II, and despite efforts to keep her in Nova Scotia, the undefeated Bluenose was sold to work as a freighter in the West Indies. She foundered on a Haitian reef on January 28,...
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Fantastic footage from the last race of the schooner Bluenose. Racing off Gloucester, Massachusetts against the Gertrude L. Thebaud. Shot by renowned Maritime photographer W.R. MacAskill in October 1938. (5 minutes, 14 seconds)  ...
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A booklet printed in 1933, published by Lunenburg Exhibitors Ltd., as a fundraiser to send Bluenose to Chicago for the World Fair. It is important to note this book was published nine years before ‘Bluenose’ sank in 1946, and before...
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By W.J. Roué (Published December 30, 1923 in the Halifax Herald) In this noteworthy article the genius who designed the world-famous fishing schooner ‘Bluenose’, tells how that ship was designed. Mr. Roué goes back to the earliest days in schooner...
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