Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Flat Stanleys are still in Lunenburg

If you remember their last adventure, you will know that Flat Stella, Ms Flat, Flat Chris and Flat Luke were on the truck headed for the Old Lunenburg Jail! But everyone breathed a sigh of relief when they found out that the old jail is now a restaurant. Phew! Everyone is smiling and happy now that they know they don't have to spend time behind bars.
Here is everyone down on the wharf, standing in front of some bright yellow dories.
Dories have been traced as far back in history as 300 A.D. when they were used as surf boats on the Arabian Sea. Dories are still commone for fishing in Labrador, Newfoundland, prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and the coast of Maine.
in front of the Dory Shop (love their shadows on the old dory!)
The Dory Shop still builds dories. Dories are made of white pine, red pine, red oak, spruce roots and hot dipped galvanized nails. They are painted dory buff (yellow) and ships' green trim. The yellow shows up on dark water. The green shows up in white fog. Dories are made primarily to row.
The Picton Castle
The  Picton Castle is a three-masted "tall ship" based in Lunenburg, and it makes frequent trips in places around the world. Our flat visitors got to see the ship just a couple of days before it headed out on a voyage to Bermuda.

This boat is used in the filming of the television series called "Haven". If you watch this tv show, you'll recognize it as Duke's boat! The tv series is filmed in the towns of Lunenburg and Chester, and areas around the south shore.
Lunenburg Academy
Our flat visitors were excited to see the Lunenburg Academy, and were hoping to visit with some students. But the "Castle on the Hill" closed in March, after 117 years of teaching students. The Lunenburg Academy sits high on the high and is a landmark of the town.
Our flat visitors had lots of fun seeing the sights in Lunenburg!

Here is a short video called "Live Well in Lunenburg". You might just want to move to Lunenburg after watching it!

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