Today was the annual launch day at the Maritime Museum. This is when a crane comes in to place all the small craft in the water.
(below) the crane is lifting Whim’s mast into place.
During the 2012/2013 Winter, the Nova Scotia Sea School refurbished thier boat Dorothea at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The progress was followed in a series of posts you can follow.
One of my photos Can be found in the Launchings Section of the June 2014 Wooden Boat Magazine. (left)
The ‘Row the South Shore’ project involves building and rowing a traditional dory over
The Vesssel itself is A Swampscot Dory. You can find out more about the project on the Row the South Shore Facebook Page.
Today marks the 100th anivarsary of the Launching of the CSS Acadia. The Acadia is a former hydrographic Canadian Survey ship of the Canadian Government, that is now part of the collection of the Maritime Museaum of the Atlantic.
Acadia served Canada for more than five decades from 1913–1969, charting the coastline of almost every part of Eastern Canada including pioneering surveys of Hudson Bay. She was also twice commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Acadia, during the 2 world wars.
Retaining her original engines, boilers and little-changed accommodations, she is one of the best preserved Edwardian ocean steamships in the world and a renowned example of Canada’s earliest scientific prowess in the fields of hydrography and oceanography.