Stan Rogers: Bluenose
Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda
artist: Stan Rogers
songwriter: Stan Rogers
date released: 1978 by Stan Rogers
Singer-songwriter, Stan Rogers was born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1949. Rogers was known for his rich, baritone voice and his balladeer songs which were frequently inspired by Canadian history and the daily lives of working people, especially those from the fishing villages of the Maritime provinces and, later, the farms of the Canadian prairies and Great Lakes. Rogers died in a fire aboard Air Canada Flight 797 on the ground at the Greater Cincinnati Airport at the age of 33. His influence on Canadian folk music has been deep and lasting.
Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia which was built in 1921. A renowned racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel, Bluenose under the command of Angus Walters became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s. She was later commemorated by a replica Bluenose II built in 1963; leaking and worn out, it was dismantled in 2010, and rebuilt in the same shipyard as its ancestors in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and launched in 2013. The name "bluenose" originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.