POLITICS

Table on Bluenose II made from materials collected across Canada

07/26/2012 02:00 EDT | Updated 09/25/2012 05:12 EDT
LUNENBURG, N.S. - When Nova Scotia's historic Bluenose II sets sail it will carry a table made with items from across Canada.

The table was built with materials from every province and territory, including a gold nugget from Yukon, red spruce from Nova Scotia and granite from Nunavut.

It hasn't yet been installed on the ship, which is still undergoing extensive restorations, but Canada's premiers and territorial leaders dedicated the table at their annual Council of the Federation meetings.

The table was built in Lunenburg, N.S., by Colin O'Toole of Covey Island Boatworks, one of the three companies working on the restoration of the Bluenose II.

Other materials in the table include red oak from Prince Edward Island, sugar maple from New Brunswick, black walnut from Ontario, white birch from Saskatchewan and Douglas fir from British Columbia.