Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada is a town on the south shore of the province, on the western shore of Mahone Bay, about an hour’s drive from Halifax.
One of the oldest settlements in Canada, it was first an Acadian/Indian village,but was established as “Lunenburg” in 1753, with the original settlers being mostly Germans from the southern Rhineland, Swiss and French Protestants.
The town was designated a UNESCO World,
Heritage Site in 1995 ,because of it’s unique architecture and civic design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in North America.Over the years it became an important deep-sea fishing port, and shipbuilding centre. It’s yards produced the finest fishing schooners, notably the famous Bluenose, as well as detailed replicas of historic ships,such as the Bounty.

Taken in October 2007
Sony DSCF828 camera

Featured in Historic Places


  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 4 years ago

    George, this is a fantastic image. Great, great composition!

  • Many thanks for those very kind comments, so glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot and very interesting history, George! Very nicely done!

  • Thanks Mike, Lunenburg is a very interesting place..very quaint and full of history, especially nautical.

    – George Cousins

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMooreover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Donna, very much appreciated :)

    – George Cousins

  • PhilBourgeois
    PhilBourgeoisover 4 years ago

    I"ve driven and crawled the streets of this wonderful town many, many times (and am doing so next weekend for a photo-walk) but I cannot place where this is! You were off the beaten-track here! Well done.

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 4 years ago

    Not really Phil. It’s on the road down to the wharf where the Picton Castle ties up. There’s a lot of small boats laid up down there..or were..this was in 2007 but doubt if it’s changed. I think the buildings are the back end of some that are on the main street across from the Fisheries Museum and the Bluenose dock.

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