The Dory Shop

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Stories from the The Dory Shop

The CALANOVA Chronicles Chapter 16 - Building a schooner like CALANOVA

"So, we are building a schooner at the Dory Shop. If this was a film, it would be called “per-production”. In our case, in the case of building a schooner we need a few things in place before construction begins. In order to build us a schooner we need: A design An owner who wants she A place to build she An ocean nearby timbers of many sorts fastenings a couple shipwrights that have a clue some keen helpers tools, need some tools paint, tar, oakum, clamps, lead, masts, sails, blocks, trees for masts, and on and on..." (Click READ MORE for the rest of the story)

The CALANOVA Chronicles Chapter 15 - The Amazing Schooner CALANOVA and the Battle of Trafalgar

"The Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805 was a naval engagement between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies during the War of the Third Coalition (August–December 1805) of the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815). The Amazing Schooner CALANOVA was there. Under an assumed name; the HMS GHERKIN..." (Click READ MORE for the rest of the story)

The CALANOVA Chronicles Chapter 14 - The Amazing Schooner CALANOVA

"Our research team is taking a break from the painstaking digging through the archives, crawling through dusty attics, deciphering old salt-stained logs, meeting with living legends and riffraff and hearing their accounts of the amazing exploits of the Amazing Schooner CALANOVA. So, here we have some recent visuals of this stunning, swift, fast & able vessel for your personal enchantment. Aww c’mon, you love it!..." (Click READ MORE for the rest of the story)

CBC Article: From doryman to trawlerman, Maurice Kearley reflects on a life well lived at sea

Sharing with you all an interesting article found on the CBC Newfoundland and Labrador website. "Kearley, 93, likes to talk about his days on the ocean but sometimes wonders: 'How did we ever do it?'"