Lunenburg is an UNESCO town listed as the best example of a British colonial settlement in North America. It was settled in 1753 and has managed to preserve its structures and colorful designs to the present day. This town, like so many others, played a large part in the conflict between the British and French thru the 1800's.
Today, its main industry is tourism with many thousands of visitors each year. The waterfront and Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic are must see locations. The museum explains the maritime history of the community and has two vessels to explore. The sail fishing vessel "The Theresa E. Connor" and the motor fishing vessel "Cape Sable".
The other major maritime attraction is the BluenoseII. This is a replica of the original vessel that is used as an ambassador ship to other parts of Canada and the United States as well as a charter vessel in Lunenburg. As we were enjoying a beer in the museum open air waterfront pub, we spotted the Bluenose sailing into the bay. We waited on the dock to get a opportunity to board her for a quick look before dinner. It would be worth the trip back just to get a chance to sail on her.
The town is also well known for the colorful historical buildings and decorated doors.
Dr Jacobs house 1840
The oldest house in Lunenburg built in 1760
The Anglican Church founded in 1753