Bluenose II in frame

The Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance (LSA) is well underway with the restoration of Canada’s iconic schooner, Bluenose II. The alliance, which includes Covey Island Boatworks, Snyder’s Shipyard and Lunenburg Foundry was awarded the contract for the restoration in July 2010.

According to the LSA, “For Covey Island Boatworks, this will surely be the crowning achievement in a history of award winning boats which includes a long list of exceptional schooners. Among them Ted Brewer’s Tree of Life, Starling Burgess’ Nina, Chuck Burns’ Sir Edmund, as well as PaPa I, Maggie B and Farfarer, all designed by Nigel Irens.

Lunenburg Foundry and Snyder’s Shipyard bring decades of marine experience to the team, having not only built traditional plank-on-frame vessels, but also repaired and maintained Bluenose II and many other traditional vessels over the years.”

The work is being carried at new facilities at the historic Lunenburg Marine Railway on the Lunenburg waterfront.  A launch is planned in time for the 2012 sailing season.

By Ocean Navigator