This a replica of the original Blue Nose, the Blue Nose II. The ships name came from the nick name for people from Nova Scotia, Blue Noses. The nick name came from the blue tined potatoes they grew and sold on the eastern seaboard.
A model of the fully rigged Blue Nose II
The Cape Sable, a retied Cod trawler.
First mate's cabiin
Captain's cabin behind the bridge
The Theresa E Connor was launched in 1938. She was called a Saltbank Schooner because they preserved the Cod by salting them down.
Cabin for the Captain and mates.
Crew quarters in the bow.
Hole where catch was slated down.
One of 12 fishing dories that would have been carried by the Theresa E Connor. Each dory had two fisherman aboard.
They would leave the mother ship at 3am and set a line wiht 2000 baited hooks on it. Then go in for breakfast.
They would then return to their line, reel it up with this apparatus. The first man removed any cod and threw them into the center of the boat, then passed the hook over his shoulder to his partner who baited it and returned it to the sea. The dory could hold 2000 pounds of fish.
Back on the mother ship the Cod were gutted, beheaded and the backbone and tail removed. This reduced their weight by 50%. Then they were salted down in the hole.