Smith and Rhuland

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Smith and Rhuland
Industry Shipbuilding
Successor(s) Scotia Trawler
Founded 1900
Defunct 1967
Headquarters Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Key people George. A Rhuland, Richard W. Smith, Fred Rhuland, John Rhuland

Smith and Rhuland was a shipyard located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. The yard was originally opened in 1900 and was the builder of the esteemed Bluenose.[1] The shipyard prided itself in creating quality vessels of all shapes and sizes.

History[edit]

Smith and Rhuland was opened by George A. Rhuland and Richard W. Smith in 1900 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.[2] Smith and Rhuland, over its 67 years in operation completed many famous vessels including Bluenose (1921), Sherman Zwicker (1942), Bluenose II (1963), Bounty (1961), and HMS Surprise (1970).[3][4] The Smith and Rhuland Yard is located on Lunenburg’s historic waterfront adjacent to the Lunenburg Marine Railway.

Fred and John Rhuland Took over Smith and Rhuland after their father, George Rhuland died in 1943.[5] In September 1955 Smith and Rhuland Started to manufacture pleasure craft. Some of the first pleasure craft built by Smith and Rhuland were named “Bluenose 26”, a play on their most famous vessel Bluenose.[6]

Fate[edit]

Smith and Rhuland- Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 2013.

After many years of fine shipbuilding Smith and Rhuland closed its doors in 1967.[7] During the shipyard's history it constructed over 270 vessels.[8] The yard today is operated by Scotia Trawler Ltd. Scotia Trawler has performed many refits and repairs of original Smith and Rhuland Vessels including Theresa E. Connor and Bluenose II.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Seagull- Lunenburg Senior High School Yearbook. Lunenburg Nova Scotia: Lunenburg Senior High School. 1979. p. 209. 
  2. ^ Seagull-Lunenburg Senior High School Yearbook (1979). Seagull-Lunenburg Senior High School Yearbook. Lunenburg, NS: Lunenburg Senior High School. p. 209. 
  3. ^ All wood and skill and pride- Smith and Rhuland Brochure. Lunenburg Nova Scotia: Smith and Rhuland. 1961. 
  4. ^ Seagull-Lunenburg Senior High School Yearbook. Lunenburg, NS: Lunenburg Senior High School. 1979. p. 209. 
  5. ^ Seagull-Lunenburg Senior High School Yeartbook. Lunenburg, NS: Lunenburg Senior High School. 1960. p. 78. 
  6. ^ "In the Tradition of Nova Scotia". The Chronicle Herald. July 25, 1956. 
  7. ^ "Smith and Rhuland, Lunenburg NS". Canadian Shipbuilders and Boatbuilders. Retrieved Feb 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Placard at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia: Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. 
  9. ^ "Scotia Trawlers Correspondance". March 16, 1983.