Terry, Doug & Roxie's Canadian Maritime Trip 2013 travel blog

Mahone Bay

Aquarium at Fishermen's Museum in Lunenburg

Doug with a fisherman at museum

Mural in Lunenburg

Today we car pooled to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia traveling through the quaint little towns of Chester and Mahone Bay. These two little towns and Lunenburg had unique shops, beautiful painted murals on the side of buildings, and outstanding architectural homes. Chester is a 250 year old seaside village on Mahone Bay. The village of Mahone Bay is a 260 year old seaside village known for the three churches that are next to each other facing the water. Lunenburg is the Ship Building City of Nova Scotia and also a World Heritage Site. It was there we visited the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. There was a nice aquarium with fresh and salt water fish that are native to this area. There was a room that told the history of fishing in this area. There was a large room with an exhibit of the original Bluenose which was built in Lunenburg. The Bluenose was a fishing schooner that had great success in fishing but it also was an undefeated winner of the International Fishermen's Races. The ship was known as the "Queen of the North Atlantic". It was very interesting. There was a Fishermen's Memorial Room with a beautiful mural paying tribute to the fishermen who lost their lives to the sea. Doug went outside and toured two old fishing trawlers that were on the water. These are just a few of the exhibits that we saw.

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