Lunenburg, despite its festive appearance, is a hardworking city with a rich maritime history. Since its establishment in 1753, the town has been a hub for shipbuilding and fishing. It’s renowned for crafting iconic sailing vessels like the Bluenose and Bluenose II, as well as the famous sailing ship Bounty, alongside numerous fishing vessels.
“Lunenburg Cure”, a term coined for a type of dried and salted cod, was a highly sought-after export to Caribbean markets in its heyday. Fishing in the city thrived until the unfortunate cod overfishing crisis. Today, local fishermen have shifted their focus to harvesting scallops and lobsters. Our dockside neighbours, the Adams and Knickle company, have found great success in scallop fishing. I was keen to visit their office and had the pleasure of meeting the company’s President Jane Ritсey, to introduce her to our project and get support during our stay here.