The Dory Shop

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada | (902) 640-3005 |

Maybe you aren't quite ready to purchase a new dory or maybe you already own one; maybe you know someone who is a dory lover. We've got a selection of nautical and dory themes gift items you might be interested in.

Model Fishing Dories

A good friend makes these model fishing dories and boy, does he like his details! They are available in three sizes - .15½" long, 19" long and 37" long. The two smaller sizes come with a set of oars, tholepins and a teensy tiny bailer; the larger size just comes with the tholepins. Prices are $80, $100 and $120 plus tax & shipping each.

Folkart Dories

Not quite a replica of the dories we make here at the Dory Shop, a local folkartist made these delightful little boats based on the dory design.  They are 22" long over all and have a 5 3/4" beam. Cost is $40 CAD plus tax and shipping.

Christmas Dory

We call this the Christmas Dory because at 5.75" long it's just the right size to hang on your Christmas tree, though they're great to sit on an end table or bookcase as well. We don't make these here - we get them shipped in a few at a time. They even have their own little set of oars! Price is $16 plus tax and shipping.

Dory Whirligig

Made by South Shore craftsmen, these whimsical whirligigs make a great addition to a backyard deck or oceanside dock. And holy cow can that little fella’ ever row when the wind kicks up! We have two different sizes 12" long and 18" long. Cost of the small one is $35; cost of the larger is $45. Both prices are plus tax and shipping.

Dory Shop Caps

Show your support for this unique heritage business by wearing one of our Dory Shop caps. Made of waxed cotton, the caps are embroidered with our dory logo. Cost is $25 plus tax and shipping.

The Dory Book

Are looking to purchase dory plans? We can't help you, unfortunately - not because we're holding anything back or being unfriendly, but because we don't have any physical plans available to sell. We use the same jigs and patterns today that we were using 100 years ago. The knowledge is passed from builder to builder in a practical and hands-on way, not on paper. All is not lost, though - there is an excellent book written by John Gardiner, called The Dory Book. We have copies of it - one in the office and one in the workshop - and we refer to it often. The books can be ordered through your local bookstore, or you can order direct from us. $40 Canadian plus tax and shipping  -- keep in mind: it's a b-i-g book!

Dory Cards and Prints

Local artist Cheryl Corkum grew up here in Lunenburg and so can't help but have a bit of a soft spot for dories. Bigs fans of both Cheryl and dories, it was inevitable that we would offer her dory cards and prints for sale. These absolutely beautiful cards come in sets of four mixed 11cm x14cm  (4¼" x 5½") cards with envelopes. Larger prints are also available - please contact us for more information.

The Disappeared

If you want to a glimpse of what once was and you haven't yet seen The Disappeared, I'd highly recommend it. It is the story of some fisherman lost at sea in their dories after the ship has gone down. The entire movie takes place in dories and it is quite powerful. Starring our good friend Billy Campbell, and filmed entirely here in Nova Scotia - just off Lunenburg. Cost is $20 plus tax and shipping.

Five Small Hanging Buoys

These little guys are only 1" long, and you can hang them individually or else all together, as we have in this photo. Great on your wall, dangling from your rearview mirror or on your Christmas tree. Price is $5.50 plus tax and shipping for a set of five buoys.

Large Buoy

"Large" is relative. These large buoys aren't one you can use on your boat, but they'll hang nicely on your wall, in your window or wherever you might like to hang a 6.5" buoy. Three colours to choose from, subject to availability. Price is $8 each plus tax and shipping.

Monkey Fist Knots

These cool little monkey fist knots will look great hanging from a nautically-themed Christmas tree. There are three colours to choose from, subject to availability, and they are only 2.25" in diameter. These are $6.50 plus tax and shipping.