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

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

For inspiration

As the weather continues to flip between mild and wild, we offer a little inspiration and some assurance that sailing season will come again.
The image shown, of two Nova Scotia schooners slipping past Kaulback Head on their way out of Lunenburg Harbour, was painted by The Dory Shop's master builder Jay Langford. Jay's also worked on the twin schooners and is an established marine artist.
To view more of Jay's work, and see our daily updates about the twin schooners and the small boats being built at The Dory Shop, please visit us on Facebook at

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