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

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A visit from the captain

Capt. Dan flew home from Cape Town, where the Barque Picton Castle is currently docked, to Lunenburg this week to check in on the Twin Schooners and other Dawson Moreland & Associates projects. As you can see, his meetings with Dave went really well.

Actually, things did go very well and though it was 'a flying trip' (the captain flew back to Cape Town after just four days to complete the last leg of Picton Castle's 30,000 mile voyage around the world), the pair were able to sort many details regarding these beautiful schooners being built here at The Dory Shop. Capt. Dan and Picton Castle will sail back into Lunenburg in June.


  1. You make dreams live for the rest of us...
    keep it up--they look beautiful!

  2. Uh, what about the other schooner being built down the street?!

  3. Hi Margaret,
    We're really quite excited by 'that other schooner project,' meaning of course the rebuilding of the Bluenose II. In fact, we've been down to visit a few times. It's fascinating and waaaay bigger than our boats. But then we have two!!
    Thanks for your comment!