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