The Dory Shop

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada | (902) 640-3005 | info@doryshop.com

Stories from the The Dory Shop


To Paint or Not To Paint - That is the Question

Have you ever wondered what happens when you don't give your boat that yearly sand and a coat of paint? Let me show you...

Winter at the Dory Shop in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Never say things don’t change in Lunenburg! Here at the Dory Shop things are busy; things are different; things are changing

A Busy Boatyard as 2015 Draws to a Close

The last few months here at the Dory Shop have been the busiest few months and lots has been happening around our yard.

Building & Racing & Dories & Whatnot

A very busy few months at Lunenburg's Dory Shop makes for an interesting read. Here's a taste of what we've been up to and what we'll get into next!

And So Ends Another Successful Dory Class

After two weeks of hard work and a lot of laughs, we have come to the end of our Spring Dory Building Class and today celebrated the official launch of the class dory.

Spring Has Arrived at the Dory Shop!

Our busy little shop up the top of Bluenose Drive is getting into gear for Spring.

Spring means it's time to build a dory!

Winter is leaving us (please leave us, winter)and with the melting snow, thawing ocean and muddy yards comes a hankering for wooden boat building.

Season’s Greetings from The Dory Gang

Winter is in the air – it certainly isn’t the warmest time of year here on Lunenburg’s historical waterfront. It’s the time of year Jay is particularly happy to have lots of off-cuts to keep the shop toasty warm!

A Unique Dory Course: Build a 20’ Seine Dory

The Dory Shop offers dory building courses twice a year: once in the spring and again each autumn. This year something new is happening: a former dory course student had a strong hankering to learn how to build a Seine dory. The Seine is the largest dory we build here at The Dory Shop – she’s 20’ along the bottom and nearly 26’ overall. So guess what? We’re going to do it: a third dory building course this year, building a Seine dory.

I want my boat now -- no time to wait!

For those of you in the northern hemisphere, summer is all too quickly coming to a close. It's chilly at night now, and one or two trees are just starting to give us a wee taste of the gorgeous splash of colour waiting just around the next corner. Oh no: Rowing season is nearly over!

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