Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc at Cable Wharf. The tall ship ARM Cuauhtémoc is a Mexican navy sail training vessel. She was built in Bilbau, Spain in 1982 and is the last of four sister ships. The others being Gloria, Guayas & Simon Bolivar. All are sailing ambassadors for their home countries.

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Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc – Downtown Halifax. The tall ship ARM Cuauhtémoc (meaning “Swooping Eagle”) is named for the last Aztec emperor Hueyi Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc who was captured and executed in 1525. She is a diesel/sail hybrid measuring 220’ in length with a breadth of 39’.

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The Lunenburg Harbour Yacht Club. The home of Wednesday night racing in Lunenburg. After a sail around the harbour, competitors meet at the “yacht club” for a little post race entertainment.

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Columbia Visits Lunenburg. She’s an exact replica of the A.D. Story wooden schooner built in Gloucester in 1923. The Columbia was the only schooner that proved to be serious competition for the Bluenose. Columbia was lost in the summer gales of 1927 off Sable Island, Nova Scotia along with four other schooners.

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The World’s Most Photographed Dory. This dory seems to exist solely to be photographed by passing tourists. It sits in a lovely inlet in Feltzen South, Nova Scotia along a small winding road. Catch it in the right light and the photo makes itself.

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I Met A Lady in Lunenburg. This “lovely” lady sits outside The Dory Shop in Lunenburg. Undoubtedly a treasure from one of the adventures of the barque Picton Castle, she rests awaiting a little companionship.

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Cruisers in Maskells Harbour. A group of cruisers from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron sit quietly at anchor in Maskells Harbour in the Bras d’Or Lakes. The Cruising Club of America was founded here in 1921. A popular spot for cruisers, the harbour is protected by the Bras d’Or Preservation Nature Trust.

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Shipwreck – Sailing Vessel Schwalbe. Schwalbe was a fishing vessel built in Germany in 1927. At some point she was converted to a recreational vessel. Lost at sea for over a month she suffered $75,000 in damages. Landing in Halifax and then Lunenburg, she eventually went adrift and grounded in this small cove.

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Ticonderoga crosses the line.Ticonderoga, a Herreshoff designed 72-foot clipper-bowed ketch crosses the finish line of the 2015 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race.

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White Mist – Sparkman & Stephens Design #911. A 46’7” yawl launched in 1950 and currently going through a rebuild. She was purchased in 1962 by Melville Grosvenor, son of the founder of National Geographic Magazine. In 1995 she was bought by Henry Fuller, owner of Cape Breton Boat Yards.

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Martha Seabury’s Twin, A Woodpile and a Dory.
Hull #2 from the Twin Schooners Project in Lunenburg sits on the docks behind The Dory Shop.

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Voyageur C in the Crammonds. Part of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron’s summer cruise, Voyageur C sits at anchor in the Crammond Islands, Bras d’Or Lakes, Nova Scotia.

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Coasting through Lunenburg Harbour. A lovely little schooner on an evening sail. She’s taking part in the Wednesday Night Races and on this night they are more of a comfortable cruise than a race. Nice!

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Restive – Cape Breton Boat Yard. Restive is an Alden Custom 48 built in 2006 by Brooklyn Boat Yard. In 2015, after finishing the Marion Bermuda Race, she was abandoned in the Gulf Stream with serious rudder issues. The crew was rescued by the yacht Sparky and Restive was later recovered.

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