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

Friday, August 3, 2012

Launch time!

The big day is almost upon us!
Next Tuesday, August 7, Dawson Moreland & Associates will launch the first of our twin schooners, the Martha Seabury, here at The Dory Shop.
The brief formal ceremonies (formal may be too strong a word!) will begin at noon, just ahead of the high tide. Actor/adventurer Billy Campbell, the salt-of-the-earth gent for whom this lovely schooner has been built, will be flying in from the set of his latest film to be on hand. And we're hoping for a big, cheering crowd of well wishers to share the day with us. So if you can join us, please do!
'Til then, a few more pictures from the boatyard.

1 comment:

  1. Little Dave, is that you handiwork? Congrats.
    your dear brother === Curt