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  • Milling and Laminating Frames - Bluenose II (12 photos)

    The Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance team gets to work performing the milling and laminating of frames that will eventually be stood and serve as the foundation for the hull of the restored Bluenose II.
  • Centerline Construction - Bluenose II (5 photos)

    The crew gets to work on the centerline construction of Canada's sailing ambassador.
  • January 2011 - Bluenose II (9 photos)

    It may be snowing outside, but thanks to the cover of the yard building on the shores of Lunenburg's harbour, the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance team is hard at work putting the initial pieces of the Bluenose II restoration into place.
  • Raising the Frames - Bluenose II (8 photos)

    Early in 2011, work on the hull of Bluenose II began in earnest when the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance crew began putting frames into place.
  • February 2011 - Bluenose II (7 photos)

    Work on the restoration of Bluenose II continues, the last of the frames being put into place as the month of March approaches.
  • March 15, 2011 - The final frames are in place - Bluenose II (9 photos)

    The hull now clearly defined, the final frames of Bluenose II have been put into place and the next phase of the restoration project is about to get underway.
  • March 16, 2011 - Bluenose II (9 photos)

    Up close and personal shots of the Bluenose II restoration from the week of March 15. Work during this period included the fairing and sanding of the frames.
  • March 25, 2011 - Bluenose II (11 photos)

    Inside the boatyard as the month of March slowly crawls towards its conclusion, the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance crews are hard at work. With relentless effort and keen eyes for detail, the crews are continuing the refining work on the frame that is the very core of the restored Bluenose II.
  • Restoration of Bluenose II - April 2011 (6 photos)

    Work on the Bluenose II continues in the building as April gets into gear.

    In this batch of Mark Doucette photos, among other things, you will see the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance crews working with stanchions along the tops of the Bluenose II frames.

    Don't forget to check out our live camera views from the yard.
  • The LSA at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - April 2011 (11 photos)

    Members of the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance (LSA) were in Antigua during the week of April 14th to participate in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.

    The LSA was the sponsor of the regatta's Concours d'Elegance award ceremony.

    Farfarer, a Covey Island Boatworks-built yacht captained and owned by Frank Blair, raced in the regatta, attracting plenty of positive attention with great racing results. LSA...
  • May 2011 - Restoration of Bluenose II (7 photos)

    It's May 2, 2011, and work inside the building along the Lunenburg waterfront continues for the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance crew.
  • June & July 2011 - Bluenose II Restoration (14 photos)

    By early July, 2011, the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance crews were in the throes of detailed hull work on the restoration of Bluenose II, ranging from interior to exterior.

    At the site, crowds by the hundreds continue to pass through each day, catching a glimpse of history in action as Canada's famed sailing ambassador is restored.
  • August 2011 - Restoration of Bluenose II (10 photos)

    The restoration of Bluenose II continues into late July and early August. Despite the rain outside, the crew inside is able to work in relative comfort on matters involving the installation of tanks. Planking is also moving along at a great clip as hundreds of visitors pour through the site each day.
  • August 17, 2011 - Premier Dexter visits Bluenose II (8 photos)

    Premier Darrell Dexter visited Lunenburg on August 17 to view the restoration of Bluenose II and meet the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance team responsible for the restoration of Canada's famed sailing ambassador.

    The Premier was joined by local MLAs Pam Birdsall (Lunenburg) and Gary Ramey (Lunenburg West), among other officials.
  • Late August, 2011, Vol 1 - Restoration of Bluenose II (8 photos)

    Check out this sampling of the latest bit of photographic genius from official restoration project photographer Mark Doucette.

    To purchase prints of his photos, don't forget to visit http://www.mdphoto.ca.
  • September 2011 - Bluenose II Restoration (5 photos)

    Inside Bluenose II in early September, the restoration continues as the sun shines outside in beautiful Lunenburg. A reminder that the Lunenburg Shipyard will remain open during the daytime hours so that those visiting our lovely, UNESCO World Heritage Site may continue to view the restoration of Bluenose II as it progresses.

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  • December 2011 in Lunenburg (9 photos)

    The end of 2011 brought some great activities in Lunenburg, built around the restoration of Bluenose II.

    Early in the month, the Gail Patriarche Gallery and the Covey Island Boatworks office, both located on Montague Street in Lunenburg, hosted an art show featuring the breathtaking works created by a group of artists inspired by Bluenose II.

    The event featured Jason Cullen's woodworking...
  • Bravely into the new year - January 2012 at the Bluenose II yard (16 photos)

    Official LSA project photographer Mark Doucette uses his lens to take you inside the building at the site of the restoration of Bluenose II as the new year begins.
  • February 2012 - Nuances (6 photos)

    The 2012 year has been a busy one for the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance team so far. Take a look at some of the more recent work that has gone on through the lens of project photographer Mark Doucette.
  • Late March 2012 - Integral Installations (10 photos)

    The Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance team brings in a crane and gets down to some serious heavy lifting as the internal workings of the Bluenose II are lowered into place on March 29.
  • May 2012 (12 photos)

    She's starting to take shape! Included in this album are photos of the deck, new outer paint, and a few shots of the interior. The staging surrounding the hull has been removed.
  • Bluenose II - 2014 (11 photos)

    Bluenose II, dockside at the Lunenburg Foundry, near the end of the building phase.