Monday, June 02, 2014

My Nova Scotia Neighborhood

"Hey ! He's the expert, and he says it looks pretty good ! Actually the nails in this boat, I got from him ! "

He replies : " This is a Shelburne Dory. It looks pretty good ! The Lunenburg dory was a wider bottom."

Later he tells me that years ago he visited  in Digby and saw a dingy hauled up, and turned over.
He came home and told his brother he should build one.
With only his memory to work with, he gave the instructions to his brother who built it perfectly.
He also told me : " I remember the first time we went on the water with the Lunenburg dory. The men from down shore wanted to know where they could get one !"