Dory Shop, The
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0
Contact: Trudi Inglis
Phone: (902) 640-3005
Fax: (902) 634-9985
At a glance
Since 1917, The Dory Shop of Lunenburg has been building traditional Banks dories and other fine wooden craft for fishermen and recreational boaters alike. And though they’ve added a few power tools, they’re proud to say their boats are still built using traditional methods and materials. The boats they build are timeless. That’s not to say nothing ever changes there.
A few years ago, The Dory Shop began offering dory building classes. Open to people with basic woodworking skills, these two week courses have a limited enrollment to ensure participants get lots of hands-on wooden boat building experience. Please see the shop’s website for further details. Two years ago, the company also launched the first of two 48′ wooden schooners, the Martha Seabury. Their builders are always keen for a new project and consider each boat custom job.