The Dory Shop

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

Stories from the The Dory Shop

A Unique Dory Course: Build a 20’ Seine Dory

The Dory Shop offers dory building courses twice a year: once in the spring and again each autumn. This year something new is happening: a former dory course student had a strong hankering to learn how to build a Seine dory. The Seine is the largest dory we build here at The Dory Shop – she’s 20’ along the bottom and nearly 26’ overall. So guess what? We’re going to do it: a third dory building course this year, building a Seine dory.

I want my boat now -- no time to wait!

For those of you in the northern hemisphere, summer is all too quickly coming to a close. It's chilly at night now, and one or two trees are just starting to give us a wee taste of the gorgeous splash of colour waiting just around the next corner. Oh no: Rowing season is nearly over!

Results of this weekend’s International Dory Races

The harbour was busy this past weekend in Lunenburg as spectators gathered to watch the US and Canadian dory teams race for gold. With music playing, flags flying and crowds cheering it was quite the atmosphere to be a part of and I really can’t wait until we get to do it again!

Lunenburg's big weekend: International Dory Races!

Come to Lunenburg's historic waterfront this weekend and cheer on the US & Canadian competitors.

We’ve set the dates for our next dory course

Join us September 22 to October 3 to build a traditional wooden Banks dory in our historic waterfront shop

Are you ready to get out on the water this summer?

While we generally build-to-order, we do have a few rowing dories, a Nutshell pram and one of our popular Cross Island skiffs in stock and ready-to-go!

Dory race eliminations this weekend!

Join us on the Lunenburg waterfront June 14 to cheer on teams seeking to compete for Canada at the International Dory Races in Gloucester, MA

Come see the new race dories, support CDRA!

We're celebrating Lunenburg's 261st birthday on June 7th with an Open House and barbecue in support of the Canadian Dory Racing Association

Class celebrates launch

Our spring dory building class wrapped up a successful two-week session with the launch of their newly-constructed boat, the Banks dory ERIKA

Sweet Swampscott for sale

The Dory Shop’s been asked to help find a buyer for a sweet 17-foot Swampscott dory, built last year at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax.

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