The Dory Shop

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada | (902) 640-3005 |

Stories from the The Dory Shop

Two Refits

We’ve been burning the candle at both ends lately, completing a couple of interesting small boat refits in time for the departure of the tall ship Picton Castle. The ship, whose dock is just a ball’s toss from our location on the Lunenburg, Nova Scotia waterfront, is bound for the Caribbean where she’ll spend the winter sailing from one tropical island to the next. Makes us a bit jealous as we wait for the weather here to turn. So far so good, as the saying goes. But the latest forecast did include the S-word (that’s snow for you who live too far South).

Our head boat carpenter Jay Langford is working with another fine Lunenburg builder, David Rodenhiser, on repairs to the 23-foot longboat Monomoy. This fine boat has seen a lot of service these past few years, having traveled the world four times with Picton Castle. A second skiff, found in the nearby community of Blue Rocks, is also being refit as Picton Castle’s new ship’s boat and rescue launch..

Captain Dan
The Dory Shop
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada