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, May 12, 2012

Installing the bowsprit

Dave and the gang (meaning in this case, Bub and Gerald) took advantage of a particularly stunning spring day to install the bowsprit on the Martha Seabury.
A little adjusting and a smear of varnish...
some muscle work...

...and voila!