Mahone Bay's Heritage Boat Yard Co-op

Celebrating our heritage, our legacy, our pride. Mahone Bay, NS

Welcome to our story board of the
BOATBUILDING SHED PROJECT

did not fine image Summer & Fall of 2018
• Constructing a Boatbuilding Shed on the Town Wharf!
• Celebrating Mahone Bay’s Shipbuilding Heritage.
• Building small rowing/sailing skiffs the traditional way with traditional materials.


Chronicle storyboard below.

did not fine image Mid Oct 2018
The ROOF
Anthony finishing of the sheathing & insulating of the East side.

did not fine image Roof being insulated and sheathed with plywood.
Anthony on the roof, Peter on the ground.




Mid Sept 2018
SKID the shed to new location at the front of the Mahone Bay Marina.
Gary keeping an eye on the move.

did not fine image Aug/Sept 2018
The WALLS
Ray and Greg pounding away.

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Sheathing the walls with hemlock on a 45 deg. angle.
Graham admiring his work.



did not fine image Aug 4 – 6, 2018
HERITAGE BOATYARD WEEKEND
was the beginning of the HBYC construction stage.

did not fine image Many thanks to over 40 local businesses that supported our Weekend and great appreciation for the several sponsors that contributed to the construction of the Boatbuilding Shed.
Adele nailing one for the team.

did not fine image Everyone took part in the construction of our boatbuilding shed over the WEEKEND.
The young, the old (me) and visitors
as far away as the Orient.
Betty keeping pace with Adele.

did not fine image July 2018:
Sean and Mike Kippers of Crousetown had a solution that moved our Boatbuilding Shed Project for the concept stage to construction in one quick move. The existing structure was the exact size needed.

did not fine image It was erected in mid July, an “early” start in order to ensure we had the timber framing completed before Heritage Boatyard Weekend.
Sean & Mike seating the floor joists.

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In just a few days Sean and Mike had the post and beam construction completed and it was time for the HBCY volunteers to start.
Sean and Mike standing the walls.

Many thanks to the Kippers’ for both the quick start and their kind offer to help with financing the project.

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