For the first time in decades, there are schooners 'abuilding on the famed waterfront at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dawson Moreland & Associates are building not just one, but two 48' wooden schooners in the best of Maritime traditions. These 'twins' will be built simultaneously, frame for frame, plank for plank, alongside the historic Lunenburg Dory Shop at 175 Bluenose Drive. Follow their progress from keel laying to launch!

An artist's interpretation of the Twin Schooner Project

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Given all the excitement of the weekend, we told the building gang they were welcome to take Monday off. However, a return to mild weather and their own general enthusiasm for the project, had them at the boatyard at the regular time.

Paul started off in Plant 2, carving the rabbet in one of the sternposts. The rabbet is the groove or recess into which the planks will fit. Later he and Ollie were out in the yard - in shirt sleeves no less! - checking the fit of the sternpost into the keel.

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