The Dory Shop

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

Stories from the The Dory Shop

How to give a Concordia Yawl a Facelift 1

The first steps in giving TOSCA the major overhaul she needed, so the Fitzgerald family can bring her home and start sailing together once more in the exquisite classic sailing yacht, a gem of design and construction from Concordia and Waldo Howland.

Teaching With Small Boats Alliance & The Bevin's Skiff

What do Ocean School, Nova Scotia Sea School, Lunenburg Dory Shop and the Bevin's Skiff all have in common? They were all points of discussion at the Teaching With Small Boats Alliance conference

Wooden Boat Care

No question: wooden boats are beautiful. Also no question: wooden boats require work. It's not so bad, though. Here are some helpful tips.

Restoring a Concordia 41 at the Dory Shop - Tosca - Part II

You've read about how the Concordia Yawl design came to be, and about how Dr Fitzgerald came to bring her to the beloved Dory Shop for a proper restoration into fighting sea-going form. Below we'll talk about what we found when she arrived, and the steps we've taken to restore her to her former glory and to sail for years to come.

Tosca - Part 1

Restoring a Concordia 41 at the Dory Shop of Lunenburg - Part 1 of 3.

News from the Water Cooler

How would I describe the past 12 months here at the Dory Shop? Well – I’d say one part busy; one part hectic; three parts cool. The busy and the hectic are both things easily imagined, and I don’t think I need to talk much about them. But the cool parts? Yeah – I reckon you’ll want to hear about those.

Build A Dory This October!

Join us in our historic little shop in Lunenburg for our last building class of 2017. Fresh from Italy, Bub will once again take 6 people on an interesting journey from lumber to boat.

Dory Building Classes

There’s an art to building a dory, and where are you better to learn that art than in Lunenburg’s historic Dory Shop!

Where the Heck did the Time Go?

Another year has flown by, and here we still are - heading toward our 100th year.

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...

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