about image 1586 (Lunenburg dories)

Lunenburg is a picturesque town in a protected harbour on the east coast of Nova Scotia south of Halifax and south of Peggy's Cove. It was designated a UNESCO cultural World Heritage site in 1995 and is the home of the famous clipper ship the Bluenose ll and the original Bluenose before it. Ship-building has been an important part of the economy of Lunenburg since its establishment in 1753. These iconic yellow dories have been produced continuously by The Dory Shop since 1917.