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Bluenose II gets Canadian retrofit

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The schooner Bluenose II sails into Toronto harbour. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)

The schooner Bluenose II sails into Toronto harbour. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)

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One of Canada's most famous schooners, Bluenose II, will feature a table made of granite, gold and wood from every province and territory in the country when it sets sail following its restoration.

The special table will be installed on Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador, a replica of the original Bluenose fishing vessel pictured on the dime and the province's licence plates.

"The table will serve as a beautiful symbol of the contribution each province and territory makes to our great country. Like the Bluenose itself, it is a true Canadian legacy," Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter said in a statement Thursday afternoon. The table, built in Lunenburg, N.S., was dedicated during the annual Council of the Federation, which features the leaders of the provinces and territories.

Some of the materials include black walnut from Ontario, spruce from Quebec, lodgepole pine from Alberta, granite from Nunavut, and a gold nugget from the Yukon.

The Northwest Territories contributed a piece of four-billion-year-old Acasta Gneiss rock — the oldest known exposed rock in the world.

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