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M.V.Bluenose, Yarmouth, NovaScotia 1958
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No: 2009   Contributor: Ken Watson   Year: 1958   Manufacturer: Other   Country: Canada
M.V.Bluenose, Yarmouth, NovaScotia 1958

M.V. Bluenose operated by Canadian National Railways/ CN Marine between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Bar Harbour, Maine, USA, commencing service in 1956. Displacement 6,419 tons, 600 passangers, 150 automobiles. Propulsion 6 Fairbanks-Morse diesels total 12,000BHP, 2 shafts, 18.5 knots. Sold 1984 and presumably scrapped in 2000.
Picture added on 03 May 2007
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Wow I sailed on her for a number of years, I do wonder what did happen to her

Added by John on 28 June 2008.
my dad sailed on the Bluenose for many years.i would like to see the crew list

Added by Larry Mcgrath on 16 February 2009.
Hello John: Renamed Marine Bluenose in 1983, scrapped 1989. Rgds, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 17 February 2009.
Had seen her in refit in St John's, Newfoundland; and on the run in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Didn't realize she had the Fairbanks-Morse engines - I presume they were the 2-stroke, opposed piston types (upper and lower crank-shafts) as fitted to a fair number of Canadian ships at the time.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 18 February 2009.
Hi Pat:We had those Fairbanks-Morse OP diesels as gen sets in some of our DDE's, didn't give the service the old GM268s provided! Cheers, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 18 February 2009.
I spent '68 to '71 on her as 2nd Engr. She was a great vessel. In 2007 she was laying in Tampa Bay and then sold to Mexican interests.

Added by James salt on 05 May 2009.
Thanks for the update James. Cheers,Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 05 May 2009.
M.V. Bluenose was built in Lauzon, Qu├ębec by Davie Shipbuilding Ltd.

Added by Yvan Roy on 25 November 2010.
Thanks for your input Yvan. Cheers, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 25 November 2010.
I have a photo of her in the Tuxpan River, Mexico taken in 2000. if anyone wants a copy. Re the 6 main engines - they were FM 38D8 1/8 opposed 2 stroke. Gens were 6 1/4.

Added by James Salt on 26 November 2010.
After she left ferry service, Bluenose was purchased by General Dynamics - Electric Boat Division and was moored at their yard in Groton, Connecticut. EB converted her into a floating machine shop and she was there in that capacity when I was a crewman on a new construction submarine at EB during the 1987-89 timeframe. I later saw her at Berth 206 in the Port of Tampa sometime in the early to mid 90s.

Added by Karl Newman on 31 August 2013.
Hubby and I honeymooned in NS in 1968. Spur of the moment, we decided to take the ferry to Bar Harbor instead of going back the same we we came. We were driving a 1964 Corvette, and got lots of good comments. So sad to know it was scrapped.

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