Sport: Fishermen's Finale

Races between fishing schooners are an old Gloucester specialty. They flourished 100 years ago when rival skippers tried to beat one another to port to get a better price for their cargoes of fresh fish. Last week Gloucester's crinkled old salts gloomily watched a race between the only two full-rigged schooners left in the North Atlantic fishing fleet: Lunenberg's Bluenose and Gloucester's Gertrude L. Thebaud. It was the finale of a three-out-of-five series born in 1920 out of rivalry between Nova Scotian and Gloucester fishing vessels.

Bluenose (slang term for a Nova Scotian) was...

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