— Aug. 17 to 18: Halifax for public cruises July 7 to 10: Marblehead, Mass. for the 100th anniversary of the Marblehead to Halifax Race Sept. 22 to 23: Western Shore (vessel will be at anchor for maintenance; it will be visible to the public, but not open for viewing) Aug. 12 to 14: Port Hawkesbury for the 50th anniversary of the Canso Causeway, and public cruises — July 20 to 22: Lunenburg for public cruises July 13 to 14: Saint John, N.B. for an open house (will be dependent on tides) — July 25 to Aug. 3: Halifax for public cruises — Aug. 6 to 9: North Sydney for public cruises The Bluenose II will hit the seas on May 27 for another season ofpublic cruises and special appearances. The Lunenburg Marine Museum Society today, Feb. 23, announced thefamed schooner’s 2005 sailing schedule. The sailing season runsuntil Sept. 30. The schedule for 2005 includes: — May 27 to June 8: Halifax for public cruises — June 10 to 14: Lunenburg for public cruises — June 17 to 22: Halifax for public cruises — June 24 to July 1: Lunenburg for public cruises — July 4 to 5: Gloucester, Mass. for an open house July 16: Port Royal for the 400th anniversary of Samuel Champlain’s founding and a re-enactment of Champlain’s landing at Port Royal; vessel will be at anchor Aug. 20 to Sept. 6: Lunenburg for International Dory Races, Fishermen’s Memorial Service and public cruises July 23: Lunenburg for the 38th anniversary of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and the official launch of the Amos H. Stevens vessel — Sept. 8 to 18: Halifax for public cruises — Sept. 20 to 21: Lunenburg for public cruises — Sept. 24 to 30: Lunenburg for public cruises. This schedule may change due to required ship maintenance orunfavourable weather conditions. All sailings are weatherpermitting. On the day of a scheduled sailing, the ship’s mastermay have to cancel the sailing prior to departure, in the eventof reduced visibility, fog, rain or heavy wind. To obtain a copy of the sailing schedule, visit the FisheriesMuseum of the Atlantic website at http://museum.gov.ns.ca/fma . For up-to-date information on reservations, arrivals, departuresand sailing times, contact the museum at 1-866-579-4909. The Lunenburg Marine Museum Society will begin operating theBluenose II on April 1. The locally based, non-profit societyoperates the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg.
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