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, May 17, 2011

Hanging plank

Continued wet weather has slowed production on our twin schooners in recent weeks but the guys do what they can, when they can. That includes hanging the first Alaskan Yellow Cedar hull planks and drilling the hole for the rudder shaft on Billy Campbell's schooner (Billy wants a tiller on his boat). So don't let the blue sky in this next picture fool you; it showed up for Bub's birthday (which says something about him, I think), but lasted less than two hours and was gone again.

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