Capt Marty Welch and Schooner Esperanto

In 1920, a dramatic sailing match between the fishing schooner "Esperanto" of Gloucester, USA and the fishing schooner "Delawana" of Lunenburg, Canada, started an intense rivalry ... and the results of that race prompted the Canadians to design, finance, and build the famous Canadian schooner "Bluenose".

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