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Own a tall ship or wish you did? Has Lunenburg got the shopping district for you. Jewel-tone buildings edged by harbour blue holds a treasure of facts, parts and expertise - - everything the seasoned or aspiring sailor needs to take to the water in style. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is a good place to start. It not only shows you pictures and artifacts, it welcomes you on board fishing vessels and invites you to witness a vessel's birth. Need more inspiration? Smith and Rhuland's shipyard harkens back to the building of Bluenose, Bluenose II, and the HMS Bounty of Hollywood fame. Need a really big job done? Try the Lunenburg Foundry, world famous for their design and refit, or the Lunenburg Marine Railway, one of the largest of its kind in Nova Scotia.
Don't forget something to make your ship go. R.B. Stevens and Sons and Dory Shop Sails and Canvas are among generations of artisans who have transformed canvas and thread into harnesses of the wind. Custom order one for your vessel, or simply watch the skill that has been honed for centuries.
Want to experience a ship in serenity? Bluenose II pays close attention to her homeport, welcoming visitors for dockside tours and harbour cruises. The Rose is also a regular visitor.