The Launch of the Martha Seabury Schooner at Lunenburg

13 08 2012

In April 2010, I wrote about the building of  two 48′ wooden schooners in Lunenburg.

https://queensincanada.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/shipbuilding-at-lunenburg-nova-scotia

It’s been great watching the progress of these fine boats,

from start to finish.

In January of this year, despite the freezing weather, we went along to watch the final plank being fixed in the hull.

The actor, Billy Campbell, the owner of one of the twin schooners, fastened the final plank and doused it in rum. He named her Martha Seabury after his grandmother.

There was still a lot of work to be done over the next few months.

The bowsprit was added and the hull primed and painted.

Soon the Martha Seabury was ready for her launch.

CTV news was here to record the occasion.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=735445

She floated well and looked great!

It has been 30 years since the building of such a schooner in Lunenburg. There is still the second schooner to be sold and then another exciting launch.

Hopefully, this is just the beginning of a new boat building phase at the Dory shop.

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3 responses

22 08 2012
sybil

Lovely seeing the process Jackie.

24 08 2012
jackiequeen

It’s been amazing watching it grow here in lunenburg.

16 08 2013

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