A beautiful day to downrig the Bluenose II in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. 44°22’31.661″ N 64°18’37.806″ W

Long Island, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. A beautiful little island located amongst Mahone Bay’s “Hell’s Rackets” and owned by the Mahone Islands Conservation Association. There’s a small anchorage and an equally small beach to land on. Take your time and check it out. The entire Bay is visible after a short, rope-assisted, climb to the highest point on the island. 44°24’9.137″ N 64°12’53.627″ W

“Farfarer” in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. 44°22’27.24″ N 64°18’37.949″ W

Fish shacks, Lahave Islands, Nova Scotia. 44°14’47.284″ N 64°21’53.446″ W

Palaoa anchored at Backman’s Island, Mahone Bay. 44°25’1.26″ N 64°17’38.472″ W

Heisler’s Three Sisters. Boats in storage at the former Clarence Heisler boatyard on Gifford Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. 44°26’55.823″ N 64°18’18.252″ W

“The Show” moored in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in August of 2019. Taken as part of a series of images of important small vessels moored in the harbour at the time.

A May sail abord HMCS Oriole

The view from Cape Blomidon, Nova Scotia on a crisp fall day.

The view from Cape Blomidon, Nova Scotia on a crisp fall day.

Green Marble Sea, Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia 44°29’33.444″ N 63°55’4.577″ W

Princes Cruise Lines Regal Princess, Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia 44°38’27” N 63°33’55” W

Bristling with technology in Halifax Harbour … USS Dwight D Eisenhower.

Esmeralda , furling the masthead flag.

Esmeralda , after arriving earlier in the day, sits at anchor in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia waiting to move to Pier 20 the next day.

Esmeralda , enjoying a fine sunset in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Amerigo Vespucci , “the most beautiful tall ship in the world”, on her way up Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Amerigo Vespucci on her way into Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Amerigo Vespucci on her way into Halifax Harbour.

Amerigo Vespucci entering Halifax Harbour on June 11,2017 at approximately 7:30am.

Amerigo Vespucci passing Hangman’s Beach on her way into Halifax Harbour.

Atlantic Willow, Atlantic Oak, Amerigo Vespucci and State of Maine all making their way into Halifax Harbour.

Amerigo Vespucci creeping into Halifax Harbour at 3 knots.

Doing a little work up in the rigging.

Gulden Leeuw returns to Lunenburg after a year travelling the globe with the students from Class Afloat.

The students aboard Gulden Leeuw are welcomed by their friends and relatives as they dock in Lunenburg after a year at sea with Class Afloat.


Restive sitting peacefully at Cape Breton Boat Yard – awaiting her owner to arrive. Brooklyn Boat Yard 48′ Helleberg/Alden Sloop (2006)


Tres Hombres Between the Marks – Lunenburg Harbour – The Tall Ship “Tres Hombres” had just arrived in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia after sailing up from the Caribbean. She was waiting for a weather window before proceeding to Amsterdam.


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.


The World’s Most Photographed Dory – My Interpretation – First Attempt. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.


The World Most Photographed Dory – My Interpretation – Second Attempt. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


Cruising boats from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron spend a peaceful evening in Maskell’s Harbour, Bras d’Or Lakes, Nova Scotia. Appropriately, Maskells Harbour is where the Cruising Club of America was founded.


Lovely Lady Found in Lunenburg – A fine lady spends a few minutes taking a break at The Dory Shop – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


Triangular Rock Amongst Summer Growth – Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia


Aboard White Mist – Baddeck, Nova Scotia – Part of a series to be released late 2016


White Mist Year Two of Restoration – Cape Breton Boat Yard, Baddeck, Nova Scotia – Part of a series to be released late 2016.


Island Packet Voyageur C sits calmly at anchor in the Crammond Islands, Bras d’Or Lakes, Nova Scotia


Tall Ship Tres Hombre rest quietly in Lunenburg Harbour as the fog begins to lift.


Iona, Cape Breton Island – Every sailor on the Bras d’Or Lakes is greeted by this amazing site as they approach the Barra Strait Bridge from the South.


  1. Ann Switzer
    June 12, 2017

    Thank you for these beautiful images. I never get enough of the tall ships. Thanks, Ann

    • admin
      June 13, 2017

      I am pleased you enjoyed my images. Lots more Tall Ships images to come. I have more Amerigo Vespucci I will post today or tomorrow. Regards, Jamie.


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