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

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Great new shots from launch day!

Wow! We've just received the hundreds of photographs shot for us by Peter Zwicker, who covered launch day for us. Such great images! Here are some immediate favourites.
Maggie Ostler christens the Martha Seabury
Danie and Bub pounding in the wedges
Billy's dirty feet hang overtop the builders working to launch his schooner
Fore! (inspired by Danie's hat that makes us think of more leisurely pursuits)
Billy and his shipmates from Picton Castle awaiting lift off
First attempt to get her unstuck, using a zodiac
Picton Castle Chief Mate Sam Sikkema (foreground) and trainee Brody Fierce assist efforts from the dock
Puttin' their backs into it
She's afloat!
A beautiful sight!
Kisses from the deck of the Martha Seabury
Shot for TMZ?
A wet but happy man

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