Lunenburg Wooden Boat Reunion

Celebrate and enjoy wooden boats in historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 25 – 27, 2014.

canoe compressedA UNESCO World Heritage Site, the port of Lunenburg is steeped in history and full of wonderful restaurants, inns, shops and fine establishments where sailors can quench their thirst. Two days of special events will take place along the waterfront, hosted by the fantastic Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

This is the fourth year for this event and all wooden boats are welcome: sailboats, motorboats, punts, canoes, kayaks, pleasure or commercial craft. We will have space for everything from rowboats to draggers. All weekend long, boat builders and related trades folk will offer displays and demonstrations.

avengerSaturday will also see the running of the Nova Scotia Schooner Association’s 8th Annual Heritage Cup for schooners and other sailing races, while a highlight of Sunday’s program is the head-turning putt putt race where boats powered by vintage “make and break” engines churn up the waters of Lunenburg harbour while filling the air with their distinctive sound. New for 2014 is a “fast and furious” boatbuilding competition, culminating in a sea trial race where the watercraft, built in just a few hours with limited supplies provided by Castle Building Supplies in Blockhouse, will be put to the test afloat.

facepaintingThe first three reunions, held in 2011, 2012 and 2013, proved to be enjoyable weekends; 2014 will continue to be friendly and accessible to all. There are many ways to participate – attend the event and admire the boats and craftspeople who build and maintain them, cheer on your favourite boat, enter your boat in one of the many races and parades, display your boat on the wharf, or take part in the entertainment and activities ashore.

 

Captain Sponosrs

WD_logo_rgbLunenburg Whale WatchingClearwaterFisheries Museum of the AtlanticTown of Lunenburg

Mate Sponsors

Nova Scotia Tourism Agency
Lunenburg Waterfront Association
Castle Building Supplies, Blockhouse
Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd
Adams & Knickle
Bailly’s Fuels
Covey Island Boatworks
The Knot Pub
CKBW/Hank FM
Lighthouse Media Group
Salt Shaker Deli/Fleur de Sel
Lunenburg Arms
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