Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Part 1

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Lunenburg is one of the oldest towns in Canada. It celebrated it's 250 th. birthday thie year. It still has many buildings which date back to the late 1790's and early 1800's.
In 1995 it was delcared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.

We went to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Where we had hands on presentations about Lobsters, Scallops, fishing for lobsters, fishing for scallops, bottom fishing, and top fishing.
The presentations went from history to present day.
We toured various fishing boats and also viewed movies and videos.
It is an all day type of activity which we squeezed into three hours. We even saw pictures of a 1496 pound Tuna which was caught in 1979 in Auld's Cove, Nova Scotia. It is the present International Record for a tuna caught by rod and reel.

We also had a very interesting buggy ride where we learned Lunenburg history.

Getting ready for the buggy tour.

This memorial is dedicated to the local fishermen who lost their lives at sea. The outer columns contain lists of names and are listed by year.
The center column contains the names of the fishing boats.

A steeple on one of the churches.
It has a Cod fish on it instead of a cross.

A view of Lunenburg as seen from across the bay.
Before 1950 most buildings were painted bright red. They could be seen easier in the fog by the returning fishermen.

Having a great seafood dinner.
Mom has developed a taste for scallops!
In fact, she has had more different kinds of fish on this trip, and prepared different ways! She says that they all taste like chicken!

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