"Cape Breton connection: How an Inverness MP played a pivotal role in the plan that launched the Bluenose"

My March 2021 story for the Cape Breton Post / Halifax Chronicle-Herald regarding the 1920 Canadian challenge for the America's Cup that predated any moves towards the founding of the International Fishermen's Cup Races, for which the legendary Bluenose schooner was built. 

Link to story: Cape Breton connection: How an Inverness MP played a pivotal role in the plan that launched the Bluenose

"If not for a one-time Cape Breton M.P. named Alexander C. Ross, the Bluenose may never have sailed. Ross proposed the initial idea for a competition between Canadian and American sailors, but his initial proposal - a schooner funded by subscriptions by ordinary Canadians - was overtaken by the plan that eventually led to the construction of the Bluenose." - File Photo

My extended version of A.C. Ross' America's Cup challenge story: Did Canadian Challenge for America's Cup Spawn the Bluenose?: A.C. Ross and the never-built schooner, “Maple Leaf”

My Alexander C. Ross biography: Alexander Charles Ross (1847-1921), Cape Breton Politician: Biography

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