top of page
M.V. Bluenose archival package

This archival package consists of; 

1- Information sheet. Shows on-board services and rates the M.V. Bluenose. Source/Date: Original material, 1987.

2- Brochure. Shows travel rates. Source/Date: Original material, 1984.

3- Telegram to Mr. H.A. Pickering (Superintendent, C.N.R.) regarding the M.V. Bluenose’s late arrival on April 29, 1956. Includes issues faced by the M.V. Bluenose during its voyage. Source/Date: Canadian National Telegraphs, 1956.

4- Welcome note to passengers M.V. Bluenose. Source/Date: Original document, 1956.

5- Message from the Port Warden’s Office concerning damage done to the M.V. Bluenose. Source/Date: Port Warden at the Port of Yarmouth, 1956.

6- Articles, “Ferry Bluenose Carries More Traffic since 1957. Source/Date: Unknown, 1966, “Have Highest Praise for The Ferry Business”. Source/Date: Yarmouth Light, 1956, “Detailed Information on Ferry Bluenose”. Source/Date: Unknown, “6,867 Passengers on Bluenose Last Week”. Source/Date: Unknown, 1960, “Bluenose Pays Dividends”. Source/Date: The Gazette, 1956, “Capt. Davies New Master of Bluenose”. Source/Date: Unknown.

7- Article and photo, “Captain Hubert Hall”. Source/Date: The Vanguard, 1983.

8- Certificate of Survey from the Canada Shipping Act. Source/Date: Registry of Shipping, 1955.

9- Article, “Commercialization affects M.V. Bluenose and Halifax office. Source/Date: Mariner (newsletter), 1995.

10- Ship specifications. Source/Date: M.V. Bluenose (original document), from the inaugural voyage, 1956.

11- Menu for the inaugural voyage. Source/Date: M.V. Bluenose (original document), from the inaugural voyage, 1956.

12- Ship floor plan. Source/Date: CN Marine, 1985.

13- Promotional brochure. Source/Date: CN East Coast Marine and Ferry Service Guide and Schedules, 1976.

14- Travel rates. Source/Date: Original material – CN Marine, 1982

15- Three postcards of the M.V. Bluenose. PC-62-Bluenose-4, PC-62-Bluenose-8, bluenose008. Source: CN Marine

16- Inspection Report. Source/Date: Department of Transport Canada, 1977.

17- Report of the acceptance sea-trials. Source/Date: Naval Architects, Marine Lawyers & Consultants, 1955

18- Article about the ferry and its personnel. Source/Date: Unknown.

19- Article, “New book explores schooner Bluenose’s war years”. Source/Date: The Vanguard, 1998.

20- Photograph. Source/Date: Unknown.

M.V. Bluenose archival package

  • All material found in these packages is owned by the Yarmouth County Historical Society and is housed at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives (22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS). Credit must be given to, Yarmouth County Archives.

  • Once ordered, you'll receive a message to download and open the zip file with all the material of this archival package. 

    All material in this archival package are in PDF and JPEG formats. 

Related Products