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

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

More photos from the keel laying

From the top:
Capt. Dan Moreland addresses the crowd gathered at The Dory Shop for the December 12th keel laying ceremonies.
Capt. Phil Watson, skipper of the Schooner Bluenose II, drives one of the ceremonial spikes.
Designer/builder David Westergaard tries to hide in the crowd.
One of the mallets and spikes beforehand.
When celebrations continued into the night, one little reveller curled up in our smallest dory for a sleep.

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