The Dories

I’ve just finished a two week traditional dory building course in Lunenburg, NS. With the guidance of a traditional wooden boat instructor, I and four other students built two 12′ wooden dories using traditional methods and materials. Students came from Washington State, Minneapolis, Gloucester, Enfield, and Halifax.

It was a real opportunity to gain additional wood working skills and to work in a group to accomplish a fun project. At the end, we launched the Dory Buff painted dory and took her for a row in the Lunenburg Harbour. It was a great experience.

Each day we had our breaks in the Dory Shop office and it was a wonderful opportunity to hear more about wooden boat building and to meet more of the wonderful staff. Pelham House provided our lunch each day; and it was always a wonderful offering — home made, fresh, and very tasty.

Traditional Lunenburg Dory building in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Traditional Lunenburg Dory building in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

For more about the Lunenburg Dory Building Course, please visit the fine folks at The Dory Shop.

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