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Replacing Ribs with the Nova Scotia Sea School

Tomorow Morning I will be taking part in a workshop put on by the Nova Scotia Sea School, on Steam Bending at the Maritime Museaum of the Atlantic. Thier Yawl Dorothea was built in 1994, and is now in need of some TLC, Including replacing various timbers. The work shop will focus on replacing ribs. I plan to take photos, and have a post on that, But heres a video produced by the Sea School on their Boat.

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Before and After

Those who frequently drive down Quinpool Rd near the Armdale rotaray probably recall seeing a sailboat moored in the arm year round. It was safe to assume that this vessel had been abandoned, untill last fall when a tarp appeared on her.

This August, She Sunk.

Its possible she filled with rain water, though its more likely that a thru hull fitting gave out, or a hose split. The owner has apparently be located, and is responsible for salvaging the vessel.

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Bluenose to Launch Sept 29.

The Province of NS today announced that the Bluenose will be Launched September 29th in Lunenburg. The day-long festivities will begin with the official Bluenose II relaunch from 7-9 a.m., to take advantage of high morning tides. The relaunch, which is weather dependent, will slowly winch out the ship so it can slide into the water.

“Bluenose II is in position now for relaunch,” said Peter Kinley, president of the Lunenburg Foundry, and one of the partners in the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance with Covey Island Boatworks and Snyder’s Shipyard, who are completing the restoration for the province.

“We have to start installing uprights and other relaunch equipment soon. This week is the best time to get photos at this stage,” Kinley said.

After launched, Bluenose II will be moored by the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Alas, I will be unable to attend, So please be sure to send me pictures. (Photo Above from NovaScotiaWebcams.com)

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Bowdoin returns

The Sailing Vessel Bowdoin Arrived in Halifax for another visit. Bowdoin is the official Sailing Vessel fo the State of Maine, and is used by the Maine Maritime Accademy for Sail trining.

Bowdoin was last in Halifax Last August as well. The Photo At Left is from that Visit.

More Current Photo’s to Follow.

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3 Masted Schooner Sedna IV at Maritime Museum Wharf

An arival earlier this morning the Sedna IV Tied up at the Maritime Museum Wharf.

The Sedna IV is a 50 metre (165 ft) three-masted schooner which has been used for scientific expeditions and the filming of documentaries. Currently on a special research voyage called 1000 Days for the Planet, Jean Lemire and his crew are visiting Halifax waterfront from April 21-23 as part of Waterfront Development’s Visiting Ships Program.

Tomorrow, Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day), the vessel will be open for free, public tours. There is a limit of 20 people per tour and pre-registration is required.

Tour times will be available at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Please sign up at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Information Desk, 1675 Lower Water St.

For more information on the ship, and 1000 Days for the Planet, visit http://my-waterfront.ca/halifax/events-halifax?event=89

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Pangea

The Sailing Yacht Pangaea put in to Halifax to ride out the Oncoming Hurricane Maria.
She Is Captained By Mike Horn, Who is leading the Pangaea Expedition on a 4 year Journey around the world. The 30m vessel was built out of Aluminum in Brazil, and has 30 births.

Find out more @ http://www.mikehorn.com/en/pangaea/

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